[TxMt] enhance live preview

Allan Odgaard allan at macromates.com
Fri Sep 2 05:33:46 UTC 2005

On 01/09/2005, at 15.14, Douglas Livingstone wrote:

>> If you open the HTML preview window, you can check "Show Options" to
>> open the side drawer, where you can check "Pipe text through" and
>> provide "php" as the command.
> Would it be possible to have it set to a fixed URL, and refresh on
> changes to the active file?

No, that's not possible.

The web preview has been neglected because, well, I rarely use it,  
and the various requests indicate that people really want a full  
Safari, perhaps even with some Firefox features (cookie editor,  
javascript error log), and having it go through apache -- and the net  
result would be that the only difference between this and just use  
cmd-R for save + reload Safari/Firefox, is, that the cmd-R would  
happened periodically.

So clearly the better route would be to allow a way to setup periodic  
events and/or allow a plugin to be notified on document changes (and  
factor the web preview out into a plugin, hoping others would make it  
into more of a browser, if that's desired).

I do however have some improvements planned, since I consider some  
parts of the current web preview broken, but for a full browser, I  
think that should be delegated to an actual browser :)

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