Re: html (etc) current status?

From: Hubert Figuiere (
Date: Mon Sep 30 2002 - 03:02:28 EDT

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    On dim, 2002-09-29 at 20:10, Jim Hettmer wrote:
    > With 1.0.3 on RH7.3, I have technical documents created with an older
    > Netscape, html of course, which I would like to be able to convert over
    > to abw. Some small ones do, but normally I get the "bogus" message.
    > I've tried tidy -clean -asxhtml and -asxml, but to no avail. The small
    > html I created with abiword could be read back in provided I tidied it
    > first.
    > I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me what the current state,
    > thoughts, and recommendations are about importing html. Is there hope
    > for me, here?.

    AbiWord does NOT import HTML. It only imports XHTML and not very well.
    There is an experimental plug-in for real HTML import, but that work is
    far from trivial. Don't expect anything before the next major release.

    > Also, maybe I'm being simplistic and/or naive, but it seemed to me
    > that if abiword would indicate something about what it found fault with,
    > I could possibly stumble around in the original and hand-edit the
    > offending stuff out?

    You need to build with debug turned on.


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