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Author Topic: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)  (Read 785 times)

Steven Avery

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Certain tools will give you "pre-fab" HTML.

Rightnote is an example, with their WebBook

This gives you a very nice HTML page that reads like your Rightnote, with Folders, Sub-folders and Tabs.
The Rightnote architecture allows you to keep a lot of information in a compact page.
In some cases you might even like it for a 3rd party information use.

Now, lets say you want this page on the web.

In my case I have a good host, good support, a vBulletin forum www.purebibleforum.com and the ability to add urls at no incremental cost.
And I can purchase a domain for this purpose.

Is the best way simply to automate an upload? 
I think I would have to add a privacy-security aspect, and that might complicate the endeavor. How much?

Or is there a good 3rd party tool that will host a webpage on their domain, at minimal cost, and possibly include the privacy aspect?

The idea here is to make sure I always have easy access to the information, can regen it every week or day, and do not have to be dependent on remote applications like Teamviewer.

Granted, RightNote has another method, involving Evernote, which I hope to get working some day.  However, I like the webbook idea. (They also have a mobile, which is more for Android.)

Your thoughts welcome !

Thanks!

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 06:06 PM »
Depends on what you mean by private, if you want to restrict access through a browser it is best to go with tried and truue htpasswd (obviously if server is running apache). That protects access through a browser but not if someone accesses the site or database through a server opening, unplugged security issue. Unless you control your own server (dedicated server for example) that is very much a host quality question as to whether a server is up to date with security advisories and reports.

About RightNote et al, that is I am sure a preference issue and uploading it can may be automated depending on the software used.

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 10:13 PM »
You could do something a little unorthodox like store it in your free, private KBFS cloud storage. Only you could access it because it would be encrypted with your private keys

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 01:31 AM »
Thanks!

I could learn htpasswd if I do it myself.

With Keybase, I see lots about chat and teams, not a way to upload HTML files to have an accessible page.  Am I missing something?

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 01:52 AM »
With Keybase, I see lots about chat and teams, not a way to upload HTML files to have an accessible page.  Am I missing something?

https://keybase.io/docs/kbfs

This link explains the basic concepts pretty well, and don't get scared off simply because it shows some command-line stuff. The process is very doable with simple drag and drop in your explorer.

After you install the Keybase app, you will get what appears to be a "network drive" on your computer. Just store the HTML pages on that drive and you will be able to access them from anywhere on the internet. Use the public folder for things that anybody can see. Use the private folder for things that only you can see.

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 09:58 AM »
With Keybase, I see lots about chat and teams, not a way to upload HTML files to have an accessible page.  Am I missing something?

https://keybase.io/docs/kbfs

This link explains the basic concepts pretty well, and don't get scared off simply because it shows some command-line stuff. The process is very doable with simple drag and drop in your explorer.

After you install the Keybase app, you will get what appears to be a "network drive" on your computer. Just store the HTML pages on that drive and you will be able to access them from anywhere on the internet. Use the public folder for things that anybody can see. Use the private folder for things that only you can see.

It's a lot easier than many make it out to be, and I find it very useful.

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 10:40 AM »
Thanks, guys, I should be using it shortly.

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 12:53 PM »
Some of the elements of Keybase puzzle me. I started to go into a second puter, and now it wants a "secret phrase".  I do not remember any such thing. Maybe because I don't yet really have the thing working?

The Dokan file system seems to want to load.  Should I let it?

Heads up: If you rely on Keybase Filesystem, leave Windows Insider until issues with Dokan/Keybase and Windows are resolved
https://www.reddit.c...se_filesystem_leave/

Presumably resolved now, but it does mean I should pay attention.

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 08:33 PM »
Dokan is the library that they use to mount your keybase drive to a drive letter.  The secret phrase should have been given to you when you created your password.  It's something so that you can verify that you don't just have the password when you attach.  I believe you can also authenticate by some other machine- It's been a while since I've done it.  You can also generate one by opening a command prompt and typing
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  1. keybase paperkey
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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2018, 09:04 PM »
I got a puter, a laptop and an ipad all hooked into one account.  This involved using the ipad camera to point at the squiqqly things. So I don't think I need the secret password for now.

Now, back to the html online page.  I think if I have or create a html file and then change it to index.htlm and then place it in the right spot, I may have a simple online page to start.   

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2018, 09:42 PM »
That should work!

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2018, 02:40 AM »
 
 Introducing the Keybase filesystem
https://keybase.io/docs/kbfs

You can now write data in a very special place:
/keybase/public/yourname

Or, in Windows:
k:\public\yourname

Exactly what determines "k:" ?
 
I thought maybe you simply set up folders private and public in the keybase folder.  Do I have to do that fancy file system download?

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2018, 09:32 AM »
Keybase takes up a drive letter because it acts as a drive much like software like Truecrypt does when loading your encrypted files/folders

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2018, 11:19 AM »
Exactly what determines "k:" ?
 
I thought maybe you simply set up folders private and public in the keybase folder.  Do I have to do that fancy file system download?

You need to fully install the Keybase client, including the Dokan stuff. This sets up the "cloud" part of the file system as a local drive K: on your PC.

As I stated in my original response: Using Keybase for this is perhaps a little unorthodox and not entirely uncomplicated. Even though you can use Keybase for this, there may be other, better solutions to your original request.
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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2018, 12:18 PM »
I did the Windows Explorer thing which is the Dokan stuff thing.  :)  However, I do not have a k: in there. Hmmmm....

And I understand that this is one alternative, There is no super-rush so I am curious how it works, maybe I'll learn some geek stuff in the process. And I like the idea of having a cloud drive mounted directly on my PC. I was a little curious about how they say those files will be there on a temporary basis, like a transit spot.

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2018, 01:38 PM »
You may need to reboot before K will show up. And also you may need to make it so that Keybase launches on startup, or at least is running when you want to access K.

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2018, 04:25 PM »
My Special K is there now.

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2018, 08:41 PM »
My Special K is there now.

Yum!

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2018, 07:27 PM »
@Deozaan:
KIMG0123.jpgplacing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
That laptop was given to me. I suppose I know now where that special K key went.....

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Re: placing pre-fab HTML pages online (e.g the Rightnote Webbook)
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2018, 07:30 PM »
@Shades: :P

I was thinking more along these lines:

https://duckduckgo.c...images&ia=images