From: Alan Horkan (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Nov 08 2002 - 17:20:30 EST
On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, F J Franklin wrote:
> Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 10:25:01 +0000 (GMT)
> From: F J Franklin <F.J.Franklin@sheffield.ac.uk>
> To: David Buddrige <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Abiword XML format description
> On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, David Buddrige wrote:
> > The gnumeric manual (as with many free-software
> > products), is in html format. I plan to write a perl
> > script that will convert the html gnumeric manual into
> > an abiword document, which I can then adjust/format if
> > necessary.
> > To do this, I was wanting to get a complete
> > description of the XML tags that Abiword
> > uses/recognises. Is there a document anywhere that
> > describes the Abiword XML format?
> There is a DTD but it's woefully out of date. However,...
Has the file format been forked yet?
Abiword XML needs to be updated for 2.0, and the stable branch could
probably do with displaying a warning if a document has been created in a
newer version of Abiword.
Did i neglect to file a bug report last time i mentioned this? (probably)
> AbiWord has an XHTML importer that is unfortunately too fussy for its own
> good, but you could try running the HTML docs through tidy to turn them
> into valid XHTML and then import them into AbiWord like that. Also,
> AbiWord has an HTML importer plugin that's more lenient but is also only
> half-complete and will ignore text in lists and tables (less than ideal).
> I'm planning to finish/rewrite the HTML importer at some point, not sure
> how soon, though.
> Regards, Frank
> ps. The development series of AbiWord (1.1.x) now has a much improved
> XML-DocBook import plugin, so there's a third possible route for you
> to take: HTML->DocBook->AbiWord...
> Francis James Franklin
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