[pdftex] GMS 0.01a "Markup Shredder": A new HTML parser for TeX

Gerolf pdftex at GDBrettschneider.de
Sat Dec 18 23:38:10 CET 2004

Dear pdfTeX friends!

The first public test version of Markup Shredder (GMS), the typesetting 
program that uses TeX for document conversion from HTML to PDF, is now 
available for download from my website at http://www.Gerolf.org.

GMS runs under Linux, Dos and Windows on Intel-386 compatible machines. 
It comes with 300 kilobytes of TeX macros and twice that amount of 
shell, batch and Perl scripts in order to realize an HTML parser and a 
font metric processor together with three simple user interfaces.

Please do not expect Markup Shredder to be such an intelligent renderer 
as Mozilla or Internet Explorer! It cannot handle auto-width or 
multi-page tables, and it supports only a subset of HTML element tags, 
attributes, and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) properties.

Being a young program, it is also still a bit buggy. Therefore, users 
will have to slightly modify their input files to get a satisfactory PDF 
conversion, and they should acquire basic knowledge of the markup 
language to do this.

Merry Christmas!


Bremen (Germany), December 18th, 2004

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