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 htxp(1)                                                             htxp(1)
                                  11/9/1995



 NAME
      htxp - a preprocessor for HTML files

 SYNOPSIS
       magigxp [help + macro defs] [source doc] > [html output]

       and

       hhelp [help file]


 DESCRIPTION
      Htxp is a preprocessor that provides time-saving features for writing
      HTML files: by allowing the use of user-specified abbreviations, and
      built-in and user-definable macros.

      The program is a filter that generates a regular HTML file from a raw
      source file which is essentially an HTML file with abbreviations and
      macros replacing long strings.  There is built-in shorthand for the
      most common HTML tags, and a user can add abbreviations and macros
      (either in external files or in-line).

      Regular HTML tags can still be used, so that none of the macros are
      mandatory.  You just use as many macros or abbreviations as you can
      remember.  This also allows you to use "htxp" to modify an existing
      HTML file.



 ABBREVIATONS
      Here are some brief explanations of the "htxp" commands:

        o  Dot commands (".ht", ".t", etc.) are built-in shorthand for
           common HTML tags.  They are like NROFF commands, and must be
           the first nonwhite character in a line.

        o  Two abbreviation lists are used to allow for more abbreviations.

           ";h", ";dc", etc. are user-defined abbreviations you make up
           yourself and store in a file called "html.ab1"

           "$em" is from a second similar list stored in "html.ab2"

        o  Additional abbreviations can be also be defined  "dynamically"
           and added to the second list using the command ".ab ...".

        o  "]h", "]H", etc.  are user-defined macros, stored in a file
           "html.ucm".  Here we use them to define a header "environment".
           Similarly, "]rm" and "]Rm" give a remark "environment"
           for writing "REMARKS".




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 htxp(1)                                                             htxp(1)
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           Such macros can also be added dynamically in the document.

        o  The symbols ";", "$", and "]" for requesting abbreviations
           and macros are changeable.

        o  See the on-line HTML manual for a fuller discussion of creating
           abbreviations and macros.



 AUTHOR
      Man Kam Kwong: kwong@mcs.anl.gov

      http://www.mcs.anl.gov/home/kwong

      Mathematics and Computer Science

      Argonne National Laboratory




































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