bugGNU roff - 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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Fri 21 Jun 2024 04:34:57 AM UTC, comment #1: 

original submission:

> That would render groff_hdbtl(7) unnecessary

s/hdbtl/hdtbl/, to get to an existent man page.

But I wonder if there is also a thinko here: elsewhere (e.g., bug #63837) it seems like tbl having this functionality is meant to obsolete pre-grohtml, not groff_hdtbl.

(groff_hdtbl is controversial on its own merits anyway: see bug #64772.)

Dave <barx>
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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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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2023-08-20 gbranden Summarytbl: want option to output HTML [tbl] want option to output HTML
    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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