WebMan: A Basic RefEntry Servlet

Mark Craig

What's This?

ACCIS offers CS445, Independent Programming Project, a four-hour elective course for students completing the undergraduate Computer Science program. My project involves designing, building, and testing an application using the Java programming language to handle, format, and deliver reference manual entries marked up in in DocBook-descendant XML.

The application, a basic RefEntry servlet, performs a function similar to the man command on UNIX systems. Instead of handling roff format files and posting formatted results to a terminal, however, the RefEntry servlet handles XML files and posts results in XHTML that can be viewed in most web browsers.

Getting Started

Important The web installer is a self-extracting Java archive. You must have a Java Development Kit, version 1.4 or later, to install the software. You can download a recent Java Development Kit from http://java.sun.com.

  1. Download the web installer: refentry-installer.jar. (Shift+click in Mozilla)

  2. Follow the instructions in the installation documentation.

Project Documentation

Installation Notes


Release Notes

Project Documentation in HTML format

Project Documentation in PDF format [1.3 MB]

API Javadoc.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) 2002-2003 Mark Craig

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

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