i want a web application, and i think .php is the way to go with it. basically, the program accepts a formatted text document, and reformats it so that users can paste the output onto a message board.
i know there are several different message board "formats", and what might work with vBulletin won't work with another software. but, to start, i want to at least establish a set of procedures for one style of message boad (vBulletin), and then add options for other types of boards.
so, please consider this as step one in the life of the project, not a stand-alone task.
also, different companies offer these formatted text documents, but each formats them their own way. so, this project will need to grow to accomodate several different incoming formats. For NOW, i would like to concentrate on incoming text documents from one company only, just to get something up and running.
once we have a simple working version of this application in place, i would like to continue work with the bid winner to expand the application.
we will be reformatting these documents based on some input from the user. i have a layout in mind, and can scan and post it. the layout includes a set of checkboxes, and textAreas.
this will not be the first web application of this kind. i can provide urls to working examples of what i have in mind. that will make understanding the nature of this project very easy.