XAO::DO::Web::PodView - POD files viewer for XAO::Web
This displayable object for XAO::Web parses pod documentation inside installed perl modules and displays it. How it will look depends on a set of templates you provide and can theoretically vary from HTML to PostScript to XML as no specific HTML code is included in the module itself.
You can use this object to view documentation for all Perl modules installed in your system.
Default templates allow you to put the followin into your templates to display this manual pages for example:
Alternatively you can give it a path to the file that would contain pod documentation after being processed by XAO::Page. This way you can even create and display dynamic POD documents.
By default it assumes that the output is "html" and uses appropriate =begin, =for and =end blocks. If you want to change that feel free to pass "format" argument:
<%PodView module="IO::File" format="ps"%>
That will also change directory prefix for all templates internally used by PodView object -- you will need to provide them. And please, please, please -- if you are a PostScript guru who can create a set of templates that will produce nice looking PostScript document -- do a favor for the Perl community and share it, mail it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll make sure it will be included in the next release with correct acknowledgements.
The following templates are shipped with the PodView object and should be modified if you want. Remember, that you do not need to modify them in system directory - just copy them to your site and modify them there. You should actually only alter templates that you need, not all of them!
bits/podview/html/command-back-bullet =back bits/podview/html/command-back-number =back bits/podview/html/command-back-text =back bits/podview/html/command-head1 =head1 bits/podview/html/command-head2 =head2 bits/podview/html/command-item-bullet =item bits/podview/html/command-item-number =item bits/podview/html/command-item-text =item bits/podview/html/command-over-bullet =over bits/podview/html/command-over-number =over bits/podview/html/command-over-text =over bits/podview/html/command-unknown unknown commands bits/podview/html/embed-bold B<text> bits/podview/html/embed-code C<text> bits/podview/html/embed-escape E<text> bits/podview/html/embed-file F<text> bits/podview/html/embed-italic I<text> bits/podview/html/embed-link-man L<system manpage> bits/podview/html/embed-link-pod L<perl module> bits/podview/html/embed-link-url L<http://site.com/> bits/podview/html/embed-nbsp S<text> bits/podview/html/embed-unknown unknown<text> bits/podview/html/pod-start start of the document bits/podview/html/pod-stop end of the document bits/podview/html/textblock-start start of text paragraphs bits/podview/html/textblock-stop end of paragraphs bits/podview/html/textblock-text paragraph body bits/podview/html/verbatim-start start of verbatim paragraph bits/podview/html/verbatim-stop stop of verbatim paragraph bits/podview/html/verbatim-text verbatim paragraph body
A little explanation is required for start and stop for textblock and verbatim. PodView calls 'start' before a set of continous textblock or verbatim paragraphs and 'stop' after it.
Normally start and stop for textblock are empty with <P> and </P> included in textblock-body. For verbatim mode start contains <PRE> and stop contains </PRE>. That means in effect that empty line between two verbatim paragraphs would not break verbatim mode as it happens with all pod processors I looked at.
And at the same time if you do want to treat verbatim paragraphs one by one - you're free to do so by altering templates.
No publicly available methods except overriden display().
Copyright (c) 2001 XAO Inc.
Andrew Maltsev <email@example.com>.