Section: HTML-XML-utils (1)
Updated: 10 Jul 2011Index
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hxname2id - move some NAME and ID attributes from an A to its parent
command reads an HTML file and looks for elements with an A element
as first child, with no intervening text other than whitespace. If
that A element has an ID or NAME attribute, it is moved to the parent
element and removed from the A.
Because Netscape 4 doesn't understand ID attributes, it was common
practice to write <H2><A NAME="sect7">...</A></H2> instead of <H2
ID="sect7">. This program can be used to convert such old HTML files
to the new convention.
Other programs in this suite, such as
require IDs on headings instead of A elements with NAME attributes. So
it is useful to run
prior to running
and similar program.
can be used in a pipe.
The following options are supported:
Use XML conventions: empty elements are written with a slash at the
end: <IMG />
The following operand is supported:
The name of an HTML file. If absent, standard input is read instead.
The following exit values are returned:
- > 0
An error occurred in the parsing of the HTML file.
will try to correct the error and produce output anyway.
The error recovery for incorrect HTML is primitive.
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