A flexible, customizable text processor for generating markup from simple text
otl is intended to convert a text file to a HTML or XHTML file. It is different than many other text-to-HTML programs in that the input format (by default a simple highly readable plain text format) can be customized by the user, and the output format (by default XHTML) can be user-defined. It can process complex structures such as ordered and unordered lists (nested or not), and add custom "headers" and "footers" to documents. The conversion utilizes Perl regex, adding quite a bit of flexibility and power to the conversion process. Since both the syntax of the source file and of the output can be readily customized, otl in theory can be used for many types of conversions. The package also includes tag-remove, a script for stripping HTML/XHTML-ish tags from documents.
13 February 2007
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