RFC: PR1922 - empty bullet in html output

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Wed Feb 22 08:48:39 UTC 2012

On 02/20/2012 06:50 PM, Gedare Bloom wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Joel Sherrill
> <joel.sherrill at oarcorp.com>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> http://bugzilla.rtems.org/PR1922
>> After bouncing some emails with the maintainers, they
>> agreed this is a bug. But texi2html is deprecated, and
>> as previously discussed, not likely to be updated in any
>> distribution. A replacement tool is being written
>> named texi2any and they are getting close to pre-release
>> test snapshots.
>> Eventually texi2any will be common but not for a while
>> and not included on older distributions.  After discussing our
>> options, here is what we can do:
>> + continue to ignore this. :)
>> + post process generated html to remove empty bullet
>>     with some type of home grown script
>> + install development version of texi2any on rtems.org
>>    (in an easy to remove directory) so published output is
>>    using the latest tools.
>> I am leaning to accepting the empty bullet when using texi2html
>> and move ahead to texi2any so we are ready when it is more
>> common.
>> Comments?
> My .02: Ignore it and wait for the pre-release snapshot of texi2any.

My comment: Like I already had expressed dozens of times before:
Stop using texi2html and switch to using texinfo --html.

texi2html is far from being "common" or "standard".


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