The snippet is fine for what it does, but be cool to see it extend into a more flexible snippet. of course its easy for me, a non programmer to say
I agree with having a separate "description file" in the same directory which it looks up. Where no description is found, it leaves it blank. Don’t recommend using windows information as it wont work on Linux.
It would be cool to have placeholders for each filed, so users can place them where they want in the table, or even what information they want. So if the don’t want the date, don’t use that placeholder. The order of placholders determines the order they are put in columns.
So you can have something like this http://www.emanz.ac.nz/resources.html
but in a table of some sort with alternating row colours, which is all automatically generated fromthe XML/TXT/CSV file or in absence of it the directory as it does now.