Re: Convert HTML Table into man pages
On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:02 PM, Daniel
> Am Mittwoch, den 05.08.2009, 20:48 +0200 schrieb Laurent Guignard:
>> On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 18:41:28 +0200, Daniel Leidert wrote:
>> > Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>> > > I need to generate a man page for KWStyle the only available
>> > > documentation is in HTML:
>> > >
>> > > http://public.kitware.com/KWStyle/documentation.htm
>> > >
>> > > Is there a way to turn this HTML table into something 'nice' as a man
>> > > page ?
>> > Of course. xsltproc can process XML as well as HTML. Write an
>> > XSLT stylesheet, which processes the HTML page and outputs
>> > a text document (your manual page).
>> > Should be pretty easy to do, if you have some XSLT knowledge.
>> This is true only if HTML is well-formed XHTML.
> That's wrong. See xsltproc(1) -> --html.
Just for reference I found out that tidy is generating the man page
automatically from the tidy --xml-help and that tidy can be used to
clean up any messy html file just before feeding it to the
html2docbook xslt script: