First, I apologize about the email address - it's obviously bogus.
I use Ruby quite a bit with SketchUp to automate different tasks and
processes. I've been using Ruby for only a couple years now, and I am
taught via the books on the market as well as from other prograamers
with the SketchUp Ruby API.
The user interface available with SketchUp is sparse, at best. I would
love to be able to harness the power of a browser via HTML and FORMS (et
from Ruby within SketchUp.
Can someone point me to a resource to use for this? Whatever I come up
needs to be cross platform (Windows and Mac only).
Thank a lot.
toddb at smustard period com.
Perhaps I can reword/simplify the question a little bit for a response.
First, some background on me:
writing CSS, HTML, etc., been there, done that.
Windows programming - never done it
C/C++/Java - I've read the books, done the examples, still a newbie, no
Macs - don't know a thing about them.
Server setup or programming - never done it
CGI scripts - never written one
So, with the persepctive, here is what I want to do:
I want to be able to write a Ruby script that (possibly creates, but
ultimately) displays (synchronously) an HTML page with FORM widgets in it.
I want to fill in the form data manually, press SUBMIT, and have the form
information passed back, or available to, my Ruby script. I want this
script work on a Mac and PC with little or no platform dependant coding.
Is this an out of the ordinary objective? Am I too naive and this simple of
a scenario was never considered? It's seems to me to be easier to converse
with a web page 1/2 way around the planet than on my own PC with IE or