daddy.gifwill appear as part of the page.
The second place where the standard template allows for arbitrary inclusions is at the end of the information for each individual. At this point, GED2HTML looks for a file "xxxxx.inc". It is intended (though again not required), that this file would include any additional notes or information about this person not present in the original GEDCOM file. For example, I have used this in my hypertext family history document to link to things like wills and divorce records.
If you customize the output program, you can arrange for inlining anything you want, using the same mechanism as is used by the default program. For more information on customizing the output program, see here.
There are several option variables whose values affect the behavior of
the inlining feature.
INCLUDE_PATH variable is a string that is
automatically prepended by the standard output program
to the GEDCOM identifier (RIN) for an individual,
to construct the name of an associated external file to be
included in the HTML output.
The default value is the empty string.
You might find it useful to set this variable to the full path name
of a directory in which you keep all the files to be included when
you process your GEDCOM.
INCLUDE_INFO_EXT variables are strings that are
automatically appended by the standard output program to the GEDCOM
identifier when constructing the name of the file to be included.
The default values are
INCLUDE_IMAGE_EXT variable is for the first include,
which is intended to be used to include an image of an individual.
INCLUDE_INFO_EXT variable is for the second include,
which is intended to be used to include additional information
about an individual.
I123. Create a directory somewhere on your system, into which you will place the file to be included. For example, you might create:
I123.img. Use a text editor (like Notepad) to put the following text in this file:
HTMLdirectory to be created as usual, with all the individual data files in subdirectories. Finally, create a subdirectory
HTMLdirectory and put the image file
If all is well, when you view the files with your browser, the
image will appear near the beginning of the page for individual
If this doesn't happen, then you have to debug what went wrong.
This requires some familiarity with HTML and how browsers find documents
and images, and it is outside the scope of what I can explain here.
Please consult an HTML primer to get a better understanding of what
might have happened.
Every individual in a GEDCOM file gets assigned an identifier that permits
cross references between one part of the GEDCOM and another.
These identifiers are sometimes called "RINs". The exact format of the
string used for a RIN depends on the particular program that created
the GEDCOM, though many genealogy programs use an "I" followed by a
number, such as
GED2HTML uses the RIN of an individual to construct names for external files to be included in the HTML output for that individual. To find out the RIN of an individual, you generally have to look in the GEDCOM (use a text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad), and find the defining record for that individual. This will look something like the following:
@@. Sometimes, genealogy programs (such as PAF) use the RINs as a means for users to identifying individuals when entering data. In this case, you won't have to look into the GEDCOM to find out what the RIN for an individual is. In other cases, a genealogy program will renumber the individuals every time a GEDCOM is exported, so you'll have no choice but to look in the GEDCOM and adjust the names of your include files accordingly. GED2HTML home page
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