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Texi-to-HTML conversion

From: Mahlon
Subject: Texi-to-HTML conversion
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:50:01 +0800
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Hi Gavin,

I didn't expect any action on the 'exdent', so no problem there.

I have updated the 'infodoc-styles.css' file discussed previously, and it seems to work well in beautifying the raw HTML output.

Also, I have written an automatic HTML post-processing utility, 'idpp' which corrects several questionable things in the raw HTML:

a) The link to the CSS definition file is automatically inserted into <head></head>.

b) All '@itemize' lists are automatically corrected (per previous discussion with Pat).

This is regarding embedding the bullet character into the item itself rather than having an actual bullet list.

c) All '@enumerate' lists are interactively corrected (per previous discussion with Pat).

This is regarding the fact that the texi-to-HTML converter ignores the enumeration type specified in the source and makes everything '1 2 3 4 5'.

d) The problem with the '@quotation' plus '@author' commands is corrected.

This is regarding the fact that the texi-to-HTML converter puts the author's name outside the quotation block which causes the font size to be different and the format to be ugly.

e) Tables can now be optionally specified with border/grid (this is actually pretty cool, if I do say so myself :)

f) Formatting of '@cartouche' is cleaned up.

g) A number of other minor, but annoying formatting issues are also cleaned up.

Full documentation for both the CSS definition file and the post-processing utility are included (info and HTML format). (Writing the documentation was our way of testing the functionality.)

I have attached a copy of the package to this email in case you want to have a try.

The package and example HTML documents are also available on my site, http://www.SoftwareSam.us/

The HTML doc is at http://www.SoftwareSam.us/docs/html_doc/infodoc_css.html

I have three more bugs to report, but I haven't had time to write them up yet.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Mahlon 马伦

On 02/05/2015 12:30 AM, Gavin Smith wrote:
On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM, Mahlon <address@hidden> wrote:
I also have had some discussions about the @exdent command used within these
blocks. This command seems useless to me, but it exists, so we need to
determine how (or if) it can be supported within these blocks. (see post of
23 November).

Thanks for your detailed bug reports and suggestions over the last
months. I feel I should let you know that I am not going to be working
on the @exdent command in HTML any time in the near future - I'm
mostly working on trying to get the run-time of makeinfo down. I don't
know about Patrice but it appears he has limited time at the moment
for working on Texinfo. It is documented in the manual that @exdent
does nothing in the HTML output, that will have to do for now. It will
have to wait for someone to come forward with a way to implement it.

With regards to the HTML in general we aim for a "plain" output that
will be useful in a wide range of circumstances. It does not have to
follow the Info output exactly. At the same time, I don't see why we
can't distribute people's CSS files for Texinfo output (or other
output customizations), if others would like to use them. Please feel
free to email me or bug-texinfo if you have any other suggestions or
if we have missed anything.


Software Sam - software and tools for GNU/Linux

Mahlon Smith,
The Software Samurai
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