image provider

CSS Annotator


This essay does not describe an existing computer program, just one that should exist. This essay is about a suggested student project in Java programming. This essay gives a rough overview of how it might work. I have no source, object, specifications, file layouts or anything else useful to implementing this project. Everything I have prepared to help you is right here.

This project outline is not like the artificial, tidy little problems you are spoon-fed in school, when all the facts you need are included, nothing extraneous is mentioned, the answer is fully specified, along with hints to nudge you toward a single expected canonical solution. This project is much more like the real world of messy problems where it is up to you to fully the define the end point, or a series of ever more difficult versions of this project and research the information yourself to solve them.

Everything I have to say to help you with this project is written below. I am not prepared to help you implement it; or give you any additional materials. I have too many other projects of my own.

Though I am a programmer by profession, I don’t do people’s homework for them. That just robs them of an education.

You have my full permission to implement this project in any way you please and to keep all the profits from your endeavour.

Please do not email me about this project without reading the disclaimer above.

This is a fairly simple but useful project. It adds comments to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) style sheets. The comments are of three forms:
  1. #006400 /*! DarkGreen !*/ for exact match.
  2. #026204 /*! DarkGreen+2-2+4 !*/ for inexact match.
  3. url(image/ind/s.png /*! 17 × 15 !*/) to document the image size.
The /*!…!*/ is to make your comments recogisable so you can automatically remove old generated comments when you redo them.

The Funduc Search Replace script is a good place to start. It gives you all the unique X11 colour names and their hex equivalents.

The ImageInfo class part of the common18 package will be useful. For my personal use, I have written a utility to add colour names to my own CSS style sheets. I have not yet documented and formally released it. browse source in repository and browse source in repository. You are free to cannibalise it.

Funduc Search/Replace

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