Re: Converting preformatted documents to HTML

Tim Berners-Lee (timbl)
Wed, 5 Aug 92 18:59:38 MET DST


I agree that it would be useful to have a mono-spaced litteral
text format which would still accept tags other than the closing
tag. Because tags, especially if
automatically generated, can easily produce very long lines
unless they are broken up, it might be useful for
thiat format to have explicit new lines. (The paragraph
mark <P> could be used, with hte convention that it
represents only a new line). Like you, I have come
across the need for it mainly in converted information.

It would be very easy to put in the browsers.

By the way, have you seen the Gnu Info convertion
which Philippe Defert does, on ?
He uses a perl script. Would you both like to publish
your scripts? They would be useful examples for anyone
writing converters, and people might wantto set up their
own Gnu Info servers too.

Tim BL