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RE: Dan apologizes, and then rants... (Was Re: TOCs in articles?)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan York []
> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2000 7:32 AM
> To: ldp-docbook
> Subject: Dan apologizes, and then rants... (Was Re: TOCs in articles?)
> Take the example here with "ldp.dsl". The instructions say to 
> use jade (or in
> my case openjade) with the following options:
>   jade -t sgml -ihtml -d /usr/lib/sgml/stylesheets/ldp.dsl\#html
> ../HOWTO-HOWTO.sgml
> In all the other tutorials and information I have had with 
> jade, I have not
> seen the "-ihtml" option used anywhere.
> For that matter, it still seems bizarre to me that I must use 
> "-t sgml" to
> generate
> an HTML file, whereas "-t rtf" or "-t mif" produces those 
> other file formats.
> And I
> find it extremely weird that there is not "-t text" and that 
> you have to do a
> dump
> with lynx (or another text browser).

You just have to think about it "correctly".  :-)  HTML is an SGML DTD, so
-t sgml makes sense, you just have to tell it what kind of SGML to produce.
Sort of weird, but then again I use nsgmls on my HTML files all the time, so
maybe not that bad.  

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