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Re: [Groff] Regarding HTML rendering

From: mikkel meinike
Subject: Re: [Groff] Regarding HTML rendering
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:02:14 +0200


I can see that nobody has replied. Pleas don't worry about it. It's not
anything critical to me it's just sometimes nice to have a little input
from others. I think that tbl is the route go for me. But don't worry about
giving an answer unless you feel inspired to do so :-). Greetings Mikkel

Den 15. aug. 2017 5.30 PM skrev "mikkel meinike" <address@hidden>:

> Dear Groff-group.
> I've been using Groff with Mom Macro for many years and really been happy
> about it. Peter's good educational documents that explained all aspects
> were simply what made me my way to getting started with Groff. The
> documents for the other macro packages were just too hard to get into for
> me.
> The main reason I now want to change away from Mom is to get better HTML
> rendering. The HTML rendering from a mom-based document is not good. I see
> many advantages of being able to render my document to HTML. The goal is,
> therefore, to be able to make a document that looks exactly like what I
> have done with Mom, but in the underlying markup that is set up so that it
> also produce great to HTML.
> Peter has written at some point that if I want good HTML rendering, I
> should use MS Macro. I would also like to, but in the first place, I have
> started to put the document in clean Groff. I have found this very
> inspiring. It has been the excitement of getting closer to the requests
> that lie behind the macro requests that I have used with mom. It has also
> been a journey in the story of how Groff has emerged. Finally, it has been
> fun to get a little closer to PostScript as I think you're going with clean
> Groff. I've been interested in Postscript some years ago.
> Well, the reason I'm writing to you is that I saw when I was trying render
> my pure Groff document to HTML, that the head of the document (name and
> adress and that) did not translate particularly well to HTML.
> The question for you is how I should format my Groff doc so that it looks
> like the one that I have attached but also would look somewhat the same
> when translate in to into HTML? Should I use indents instead of tabs?
> Should I use ms instead of pure groff? Other suggestions?
> As you can see, there is also a mistake with the colors. I would also like
> to receive suggestions for how this error can be eliminated in the HTML
> rendering.
> Comment to the attached PDF: As you will see, a background has been added
> to this document. This background is inserted with the PDF tool pdftk. I
> have found that it is much easier to make a conversion script that includes
> a procedure that inserts a background image into the finished PDF with the
> help from Pdftk than it is to insert the background image using Groff.
> Summer greetings to you all
> Mikkel

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