Bug 20604 - texi2html is out of date
Summary: texi2html is out of date
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: David Lawrence
URL: http://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/~obac...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-09 19:53 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-11-10 23:39:56 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2000-11-09 19:53:12 UTC
The texi2html 1.56k program distributed with your tetex-1.0.7-7 package is
out of date.  The most recent version is 1.64 and has significantly more
functionality.  It is available from
http://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/~obachman/Texi2html/ .

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2000-11-10 23:02:57 UTC
There is at least one bug in texi2html 1.64, but most of it works better (more
tex command support, better formatting, etc.) than 1.56k.  The bug I discovered
is that the "FastBack" links generated in the HTML navbars are broken and
perform a "FastForward" action.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2000-11-10 23:39:28 UTC
Re: the previous comment, I discovered this bug while generating docs from the
CVS 1.11 source.  There is an example of the HTML generated from the cvs.texinfo
file browsable at http://cvshome.org/docs/manual/cvs_toc.html (some of the "Up"
links are broken in that document, but that is our (CVSHome & OpenAvenue's)
fault and should be fixed shortly) or downloadable from:
http://alumni.engin.umich.edu/~oberon/cvs1-11.html.tgz and
http://alumni.engin.umich.edu/~oberon/cvs1-11.html.tar.bz2 .  The CVS 1.11
source, of course, with the cvs.texinfo file mentioned above, is available in
tgz and srpm format from http://cvshome.org .

I made one very minor change to cvs.texinfo file before creating the HTML, but
the same bug seems to be reproducible in the HTML I can generate without the
change, so this should be irrelevant.

If you can't reproduce the bug yourself, of course, feel free to request a copy
of the offending files, or indeed, any other information from me.

I have reported this bug to texi2html@mathematik.uni-kl.de already and recieved
little response.

There was a new thread on the texi2html@mathematik.uni-kl.de mailing list today
as well regarding the ability of texi2html 1.64 to pass the HTML validation
tests available at <http://validator.w3.org/>, but I am currently unsure of the
import of this and as far as I know the HTML generated is viewable by Netscape
4.76 & recent version of MS Explorer.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2000-12-27 20:38:06 UTC
Upgraded to texi2html-1.64 in tetex-1.0.7-9. Thanks for the detailed explanation
and pointers.

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