Author image Peter G. Martin

NAME

FrameMaker::FromHTML - class to convert HTML file to FrameMaker MIF

AUTHOR

Peter G. Martin The Scribe & Chutney Trust

VERSION

Version 0.03 16 May 2003 1715 AEST

SYNOPSIS

use base 'FrameMaker::FromHTML';

use strict;

my ($infile, $outfile);

$infile = shift;

($outfile = $infile) =~ s/\.htm[l]*$/\.mif/;

# Insert routine to validate HTML -- eg, use HTML-Tidy

# VERY important -- this script is fragile at any time

# but worse with bad HTML

my $p = FrameMaker::FromHTML->new($outfile) ;

$p->parse_file("$tempfile") or die "Parsing failed on $tempfile: $!\n";

DESCRIPTION

Use to convert properly formed HTML into FrameMaker MIF. Likely to be found buggy, particularly with funny HTML. Errors in MIF are usually flagged in FrameMaker console when FrameMaker is used to open the file.

See example file htmltofm.pl, which may be all you'll need to get it working on some files. In which case, you'll need to have HTML-Tidy installed to clean up your HTML.

BUGS

Galore. Particularly if expected HTML elements are missing.