Re: GNU-info files under WWW
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To: Dudu Rashty +972-2-584848 <>
Subject: Re: GNU-info files under WWW 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Wed, 16 Jun 1993 22:24:00 MDT."
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Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1993 22:47:24 +0200
>     Has anybody written a server for displaying GNU-info files under WWW?
>     Or anything to convert GNU-info to html.

I'm not sure if this fits your bill (since texinfo is one step removed
from plain info), but it won't hurt advertising this piece of code again:

I have written a texinfo to html converter in Python.  Python is an
object-oriented interpreted language (also written by me).  The html
converter is part of the Python source distribution (in demo/www); you
can ftp this distribution from, directory pub/python, file
python0.9.8.tar.Z.  It runs on most UNIX platforms.

If you have a Sparc or SGI platform, I can make a binary of just the
texinfo-to-html program available for you; this would save you the
trouble of building Python just to run the script, but means you can't
modify the program (the html it generates may need some
customization).  Let me know if you're interested in this.

--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <>