On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 2:46 AM Lassi Kortela <xxxxxx@lassi.io> wrote:
The git repo <https://github.com/schemedoc/cookbook> now has the scraped
content from the Schematics Scheme Cookbook. If you clone that repo and
point your web browser to the "wiki" directory inside, it should show
you a directory listing where you can click on the ".html" files and
view them in a readable form.

Very nice.  Thanks for finding a copy of that so that it can be preserved and perhaps revived.

It's interesting that none of the pages is a complete HTML page. They are all missing <html>, <head>, and <body> elements, for example.  That is what Pandoc produces when the <--standalone> option is not given, but the markup doesn't otherwise look like Pandoc markup.  In any case, Pandoc can be used to wrap them automatically, or we could use a simple script.

The Wiki was licensed under LGPL 2.1 by its original authors so I put
that license in our repo too.

There's a refinement to that license in "Cookbook_CompilationCopyright.html".

Any ideas on how to develop the cookbook from here on out? If you look
at the HTML source in the repo you'll find that it's pleasantly simple
(it has probably been auto-converted from wikitext by TWiki). We could
stick with HTML or convert to another markup language. In any case, it
would be nice to have markup that is easy to auto-index and convert to
different formats, as for other Scheme documentation.

The first thing we should do is contact Anton Van Straaten, who is listed in "Cookbook_CookbookFAQ.html" as the creator.  There are also many references to the SchematicsEditorsGroup, but I haven't found a definition for that.  (There's no page of that name in the wiki.)  Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find his email address despite having found many references to him on the web.  If someone else can find it, that would be great.  He might have plans for hosting the cookbook somewhere else.  It would be nice, at least, to get his blessing, although the license doesn't require that.