Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20604
texi2html is out of date
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:46 EDT
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out of date.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
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.
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.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 firstname.lastname@example.org already and recieved
There was a new thread on the email@example.com 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.
Upgraded to texi2html-1.64 in tetex-1.0.7-9. Thanks for the detailed explanation