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# DocumentIt

DocumentIt renders [markdown]() syntax to HTML and uploads it to the
[Mozilla Developer Network](https://developer.mozilla.org/)

It is run by:

document-it [options] manifest [manifest] [...]

See `document-it --help` for options. It will render to a local
temporary directory by default but you can specify its output with
`--dest` (although you will need to pass `--user` and `--password` to
POST data).


## Manifests

A manifest is in the form:

relative_file_path page_name
...

The file path is relative to the manifest.

(*TODO: more columns of options may be added in subsequent release to
e.g. specify input format and expand macros)

An example manifest is at
http://k0s.org/mozilla/hg/DocumentIt/file/tip/example.manifest


## TODO

Currently, to POST, DocumentIt assumes `curl` is available on the
path. This is an obvious deficiency and it should be replaced with a
request from (e.g.) `urllib2`.

In addition to http://developer.mozilla.org it would be nice to POST
to `http://wiki.mozilla.org` as well. This would allow staging
documents at `wiki.mozilla.org` and then moving to MDN.

There are other features that would be nice to have:

- inclusion of other files
- inclusion of `--help` documentation

In general the approach taken shouldn't compromise the general
approach that the documentation should be the documentation, not
pre-documentation. This may be achieved by the use of (e.g. regex)
macros. For instance:

append(--help.*$,shell(mozmill --help))

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