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Re: Texi-to-HTML conversion

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: Texi-to-HTML conversion
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:26:49 +0000

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 2:50 AM, Mahlon <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.

It is an interesting project. It covers a lot and is hard to assess it
all quickly. I suspect that some of the things should be fixed in the
Texinfo project itself (like @enumerate types). There are other
problems that are due to browser defaults for formatting, like HTML
tables as you mention.

I think there could be a link to infodoc and idpp on the Texinfo
webpage at http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/, if you think it is

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