Re^2: End of Documentation Discussion
Am 27.06.97 schrieb jgoerzen # complete.org ...
JG> better. And, keep in mind that TeX and SGML/LinuxDoc can be
JG> converted to HTML on-the-fly if somebody writes a simple CGI
That's not true. You can't convert TeX or SGML on-the-fly, because the
converters produce a lot of errors. And latex2html produces very high load
on the machine.
JG> * HTML cannot be easily printed. Things get split about into many
JG> files, there is no printed index, page numbers, etc.
That's right, but we are talking about an online help system, aren't we?
JG> * HTML is not easily searchable at this time. At best, you can
JG> search the current page. Otherwise, you have to allocate lots of
JG> disk space to some sort of index.
Please test my dhelp at
JG> work to do. So Lynx was removed. Other cases where this has
You can install a restricted version of lynx (option anonymous).
JG> * DVI format. It can be converted to HTML (I think...) and plain
JG> text on-the-fly. It can also be converted to PostScript and
No, there's no dvi2html convert. And such converter is nearly impossible
to write because the DVI format doesn't contain information about the
JG> I believe that there are also LinuxDoc to Info converters as
JG> well as LinuxDoc to Manpage converters, but I could be mistaken.
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