I have never said it had anything to do with OpenCPN, only that what I am trying to do doesn't work with OpenCPN.
Sinbad. I'm not sure what you mean by a seperate command line for each item.. My notes are organised into Geographical areas. I have one HTML page for each area; South Georgia
, Falkland Islands, Tierra del Fuego, Antarctic Peninsula, South Sandwich Islands, etc. etc. .
So South Georgia
is one page, each location is a paragraph or two, with a link to a sketch plan or photos. All of this is very readable, you can browse through it, it's in geographical order so you read in a natural direction along the coast, that way it's easy to compare anchorages
in a particular area.
If you are suggesting that I link to each location without using #name then I'd have to cut each geographical area up into dozens, or hundreds, of files. I'm not going to do that for several reasons. The main two being that I'd have to maintain at least two sets of files, and I like it the way it is.
My information is very readable as it is I don't want to make it harder to read. Friends and colleages like the way it is.
I want to link OpenCPN into something that already exists not break something up just so that I can link to it from OpenCPN. It also has to remain simple to maintain.
One solution would be to have plugin for OpenCPN that was basically a HTML browser, then I am guessing that it would be easier to pass the links in both directions. For the cruising guide to be interactive it needs to work both ways...
a. a click on a link in the Waypoint info box takes you to the information document(s)
b. a click on a position in the navigation
notes document takes you to the positon in OpenCPN.
There has been a lot of talk here about 'interactive cruising guides' but as far as I can see you can only link out of OpenCPN at this time and not in from a cruising guide.
I'm trying to solve the problem with simple technology that anybody can use without programming, which I don't have time for, and by sharing here I hope that my efforts will help others.