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Functional Programming in Scheme
Programmatic authoring

Using programmatic authoring the document source is a program written in a programming language. By executing the program, the document source program is transformed to another format, typically HTML.

  • Expected advantages of programmatic authoring

    • We can use all the 'programming tricks' in the web authoring area

      • Authoring of complex materials parallels creation of non-trivial programs

    • Programmatic authoring is probably not feasible in many main stream languages

      • Java, C++, C, Pascal, Perl, ...

Using programmatic authoring the power of a programming language is available everywhere in the document, and at any time in the authoring process