Robert G. Werner
He walks as if balancing the family tree on his nose.
On Fri, 10 Sep 1999, Paul Rohr wrote:
> At 08:48 AM 9/4/99 -0700, Robert G. Werner wrote:
> >I've forgotten where this stands but I suddenly came up with a situation
> >where HTML import would be useful to me. Have we had any success with
> >this? (I'm not looking for fancy parsing or anything. Just some basic
> >layout, maybe proper layout of tables or just approximation thereof).
> >IIRC, this was tied to the Word importer.
> Ouch! Now that was a painful thread I'd rather not revive:
> In short, no. Too many core developers have served their time in the
> HTML-parsing gulag to be willing to write such a thing ourselves. In fact
> our temptation is to warn off anyone crazy / brave enough to try.
> That having been said, I can't see myself refusing patches for a *really*
> good importer. Last time I checked, though:
> - Mozilla was still not GPL-compatible, and
> - the MSIE code is not available at all.
> (Just though I should calibrate "good" for you.)