Lol! Well, I am totally a beginner so I'll take that as a compliment. I've been scouring the internet for a way to implement my ideas, and this is the result of what I've learned so far. I am curious, though ... regarding the conglomeration of professional and beginner ideas ... which parts are which?
Please let me thank you for your time, and in advance, for your reading and possibly responding to this one too. Thank you.
The attachment you provided is awesome. I actually wrote all my .mte's in plain old windows notepad but when I learned about JQuery I realized I was going to need something that could do some heavier lifting.
The Mp3tag specific highlighting settings for Notepad ++ are awesome! Very, very clever. I didn't even know I could do that. Thanks!
Should make what I want to do VERY easy now that I can see what is escaped and what isn't so plainly (not to mention all the other highlighting features). Genius!
I can't get the environmental variables to come through, for some reason, so I had to change them to absolute links. This is a problem I previously encountered on my own. Since it isn't exactly relevant to this, I replied on this issue to a post you wrote in a thread about $getEnv and the test.mte you created to display them.
Otherwise your version seems to work fine as mine did, and I will take what I've learned about escaping things to simplify the code for the exporter.
I noticed you changed the names of my counter strings. Was that because mp3tag could be confused if my string had the same name as a tag, or what that just for the benefit of users viewing the code?
I also noticed you changed my links to the audio files from:
which outputs my example file
M:\Music\Mp3 Files\MP3's 01 1-B\Bob Marley (& the Wailers) - Buffalo Soldier.mp3
which outputs my example file as
Both versions work in my browsers; is there a problem with Mp3tag using %5 instead of a slash? And is it even possible to have < and > in file names or folder paths?
On closer inspection, I realize you added $Replace functions whenever I used mp3tag variables to generate html. Are there still browsers that get tripped up by ampersands and quotes?
As for inserting
and replacing single space characters in my HTML with non-braking space tags, I assume you did this, too, for improving the backwards compatibility of my output HTML, so thanks. If there is more to it than that ... well, still thanks, but please elaborate if you will.
Finally. thanks again for your time and skills.
The clever little script you included for copying the JQuery .js to an Mp3tag users AppData folder is excellent and will sure to be included in any future version of my .mte and I feel it is quite likely I will make much use out of it elsewhere in the future.
Did I say thanks?