bugGNU troff - Bugs: bug #60052, tbl: want option to output HTML

 
 

bug #60052: tbl: want option to output HTML

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Submitted:  Sun 14 Feb 2021 05:57:32 AM UTC
 
Category:  Preprocessor tbl Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Feature change Status:  None
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Sun 14 Feb 2021 05:57:32 AM UTC, original submission:  

per Branden Robinson, http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/groff/2021-01/msg00072.html:

"It would be really nice if tbl(1) could output HTML itself.  That would render groff_hdbtl(7) unnecessary and enable us to kill off the rather horrible hack that the groff HTML output driver uses for tables, which is to render them to PostScript, convert that to an image, and then inline the image.  This is horrible because the table contents become not-text and stop being searchable page content."

Subsequent posts in the thread have some brainstorming on this.

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    Follow 3 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2022-06-15 gbranden Summarytbl: output HTML tbl: want option to output HTML
    2021-04-17 barx Carbon-CopyRemoved 93119 -
    2021-04-17 barx Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish

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