Texinfo (http://www.texinfo.org) is the official documentation format
of the GNU (http://www.gnu.org) project. It uses a single source file
to produce both online information and printed output.
It is often desirable to have a way to produce HTML from Texinfo
sources, as GNU-Info files are produced. It is much simpler to run a
converter than it is to rewrite all the documentation in HTML,
especially considering that there is so much Texinfo documentation in
Some time ago `makeinfo' wasn't able to produce HTML output format,
but people still wanted documentation in HTML. This was the birthing
hour for `texi2html'. The basic purpose of `texi2html' is to convert
Texinfo documents into HTML.
Since then, HTML support in `makeinfo' has improved, but `texi2html'
is still stronger in many areas, including the degree to which it
allows customization. With `texi2html', some important aspects of the
resulting HTML files may be specified via command line options, and
configuration files provide an even finer degree of control over the
final output, allowing most every aspect of the final output not
specified in the Texinfo input file to be specified. Configuration
files are written in `perl', like the main program, and anything which
may be specified on the command line may also be specified within a
For an example of the kind of pages `texi2html' is capable of
producing, have a look at the following sites: the Singular Manual
(http://www.singular.uni-kl.de/Manual/html/), the Cederqvist (CVS
- Why `texi2html' and not `makeinfo'?.
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