html2dbk - convert XHTML to DocBook.
This describes version 0.03 of html2dbk.
html2dbk --help | --manpage | --version
html2dbk [ --html ] [ --stylesheet filename ] file ...
This script (and module) converts an XHTML file into DocBook, using both XSLT and heuristics (as XSLT alone can't do everything).
This script will convert "filename.html" into "filename.xml"
By default, the input file is expected to be correct XML (there are other programs such as html tidy (http://tidy.sourceforge.net/) which can correct files for you; this does not do that). If you give the --html option then this will attempt to parse the file as HTML.
Note also this is very simple; it doesn't deal with things like <div> or <span> which it has no way of guessing the meaning of. This does not merge multiple XHTML files into a single document, so this converts each XHTML file into a <chapter>, with each header being a section (sect1 to sect5). The <title> tag is used for the chapter title.
There will likely to be validity errors, depending on how good the original HTML was. There may be broken links, <xref> elements that should be <link>s, and overuse of <emphasis> and <emphasis role="bold">.
Print help message and exit.
Treat the input as HTML rather than XML. This may be necessary even with XHTML if the file contains entities such as which are not recognised XML-only entities.
Print the full help documentation (manual page) and exit.
A replacement XSLT stylesheet to use instead of the built-in default.
Print informational messages.
Print version information and exit.
Getopt::Long Pod::Usage Getopt::ArgvFile HTML::ToDocBook Cwd File::Basename File::Spec XML::LibXML XML::LibXSLT HTML::SimpleParse
Please report any bugs or feature requests to the author.
Kathryn Andersen (RUBYKAT) perlkat AT katspace dot com http://www.katspace.org/tools
Copyright (c) 2006 by Kathryn Andersen
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.