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- Subject: Markdown version of reference manual
- From: Dirk Laurie <dpl@...>
- Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:57:14 +0200
Lorenzo Donati asked in
whether the sources of the Lua references manual, presumed not to
be in HTML, were available.
Actually, the HTML version shows several signs of hand-coded HTML,
in particular the universal omission of </p>, occasional omission
of <p> where strictly it is required, variations in the case of
HTML tags, etc. The first two of these are transgressions of the
HTML standard, but forgiven by Firefox and presumably also by other
browsers commonly used, since no-one has complained.
However, the HTML-to-markdown converter Pandoc (which can do a lot
more too) did not forgive those faults until the most recent version
184.108.40.206. This version does a near-perfect job, as can be tested by
converting back from markdown to HTML.