DESCRIPTION

This file, by default /etc/ample/ample.html, is read by Ample at startup and used as a base for it's HTML pages. These pages are rendered whenever a webbrowser connects and requests a list of available songs and directories (typically done by connecting to http://server:port/index.html).

The file is divided into three sections, the header, the middle and the footer. The header and the footer are the same on each page generated while the “middle” is copied into the final HTML document once for each file or directory that is going to be listed. Although this may sound confusing, it will probably become much more evident once you look at the example below.

Variables are written in uppercase and enclosed within “at” signs (example: @[email protected]) and are replaced dynamically when the page is constructed. Some variables can exist anywhere in the document and some can only exist in the “middle” section, see the information about each variable for details.

EXAMPLE

  • <!-- Beginning of header -->
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN”>
    <html><head>
    <title>@[email protected]</title>
    </head><body>
    <center>
    <p><h1>@[email protected]</h1></p>
    <p><h2>Tracks currently available in @[email protected]</h2></p>
    <p><font size=“-1”>[
    <a href=“index.m3u”>playlist for this dir</a> |
    <a href=“rindex.m3u”>recursive playlist</a> ]
    </font></p>
    <p><font size=“-1”>
    [ <a href=“../index.html”>Up one level</a> ]
    </font></p>
    <div align=“center”>
    <table border=“1” cellspacing=“0” cellpadding=“0” bordercolor=“#000000”>
    <tr><td>
    <b>TYPE</b>
    </td><td>
    <b>URL</b>
    </td></tr>
    <!-- End of header -->
    
    @[email protected]
    
    <!-- Beginning of “middle” -->
    <tr><td>
    @[email protected]
    </td><td>
    <a href=“@[email protected]”>@[email protected]</a>
    </td></tr>
    <!-- End of “middle” -->
    
    @[email protected]
    
    <!-- Beginning of footer -->
    </table>
    </div>
    <p align=“right”><font size=“-1”>
    powered by Ample, for more information, see the
    <a href=“http://ample.sourceforge.net”>project homepage</a>
    </font></p>
    </center>
    </body>
    </html>
    <!-- End of footer -->
    
    

SUMMARY OF VARIABLES

  • SPECIAL - Only used once
    BEGIN
    END
    
    GLOBAL - Can be used anywhere
    SERVERNAME
    PORT
    PATH
    
    NON-GLOBAL - Can only be used in the ”middle“ section
    NAME
    URL
    LENGTH
    TITLE
    SIZE
    TYPE
    
    

SPECIAL VARIABLES

These can only be used once.

BEGIN

This variable (when placed in the beginning of a new line) marks the end of the header section and the start of the ”middle“ section.

END

This variable (when placed in the beginning of a new line) marks the end of the ”middle“ section and the start of the footer section.

GLOBAL VARIABLES

These can be used anywhere.

SERVERNAME

The name of the server as given in ample.conf(5).

PORT

The port that the server is listening to.

PATH

The current path the user is viewing.

NON-GLOBAL VARIABLES

These can only be used in the “middle” section.

NAME

The name of the song or directory.

URL

The URL of the song or directory.

LENGTH

The song length (in seconds) or blank if it is a directory.

TITLE

The title of the song or “DIR” if it is a directory.

SIZE

The file size or blank if it is a directory.

TYPE

“FILE” if it is a file or “DIR” if it is a directory.

AUTHOR

David Härdeman <[email protected]>

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