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Fiddling With Advanced BLUEPHRASE

Using CSS

Styling rules can be added to BLUEPHRASE documents using shorthand notation, inline style tags, or externally linked stylesheets.

Defining styling rules
Using a style block to define decoration rules.
Linking to external stylesheets
Using an external file as a CSS stylesheet.
Including external stylesheets
Embedding the contents of an external file into a style block.
Styling a single phrase
Applying unique styling directly to phrases.

Using JavaScript

Scripts can be embedded using inline script tags or external sourcerefs.

Embedding scripts
Using a script block to add JavaScript functions to a document.
Linking to external scripts
Using an external file that contains JavaScript functions.
Including external scripts
Embedding the contents of an external file into a script block.

Assembling Documents

A document can be assembled from two or more BLUEPHRASE source files by using an !include pragma.

Including other manuscripts
Using the !include pragma to embed other BLUEPHRASE text.
Including other documents
Using the !include pragma to embed an HTML document.
Including other text
Using the !include pragma to embed plain text.

Enclosure Templates

Enclosures provide a way to wrap the contents of a document with the outer contents of an external file.

Defining a classic template
Creating a BLUEPHRASE template with a !target-matter enclosure point.
Using an enclosure
Using the !enclosure pragma to wrap the classic template around a manuscript.
Semantax enclosures
Triggering an enclosure on every occurrence of a specified semantax.
Classname enclosures
Triggering an enclosure on each phrase having a specified classname.
Identifier enclosures
Triggering an enclosure for a phrase with the specified ID.

Declaring and using variables

BLUEPHRASE uses the dollar sign for variables and sequencers.

Text variables
Declaring and using text variables.
Attribute variables
Using variables inside shorthand attributes.
Sequencing variables
Declaring sequencers for use as automatic incrementors.
Alternate numbering schemes
Formatting sequencers with other counting methods.
Saving variable values
Saving a copy of a variable and using it to restore its value when needed.


BLUEPHRASE also uses the dollar sign for inner clones and outer clones.

Inner clones
Using inner clones to copy the inner phrases only.
Outer clones
Using outer clones to copy a phrase and its complete phrase hierarchy.

Unplaced manuscripts

The use pragma allows externally defined variables to be used within a BLUEPHRASE manuscript.

Unplaced phrases and variables
Defining phrases and variables for use elsewhere.
Declaring phrases just for clones
Using a !use pragma to include a hidden phrase hierarchy for later cloning.
Using an invisible manuscript
Using the !use pragma to inject variables and clone templates into the BLUEPROCESSOR.

Bidirectional hyperlinks

Junctors allow hyperlinks to be defined in a bidirectional manner.

Infix junctors
Creating complementary links from A->B and B->A.
Prefix junctors
Placing the B->A hyperlink before the target phrase.
Postfix junctors
Placing the B->A hyperlink after the target phrase.
Half-duplex junctors
Using junctor syntax to conveniently link B->A in one direction only.
Multiplex junctors
Using junctor syntax to link multiple sources to a single destination B->A, C->A, D->A, etc.

Dialogs & components

User interaction can be scripted with dialog boxes and with web components.

Defining a dialog box
Selectively showing or hiding a form using JavaScript.
Component templates
Creating a web component template.

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