HTML -> PS converter?

Paul Christopher Workman (pw0l+@andrew.cmu.edu)
Mon, 11 Jul 1994 07:23:43 -0400 (EDT)


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Date: Mon, 11 Jul 1994 07:23:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: Paul Christopher Workman <pw0l+@andrew.cmu.edu>
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Subject: HTML -> PS converter?
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Yes, HTML to PostScript.  

In a couple of situations I've been involved in, in the production
of large HTML documents, the need has arisen to non-interactively produce
printed output from existing HTML source.  This way, the documents
can be easily edited, revised, and discussed, even with people who
don't have access to any networks.

I realize that Mosaic has a "save as postscript" option, but it's slow
to use if you're not browsing, and just need output quickly.

Ideally, I'd like a utility that will take a file, produce PostScript
output based on the file's HTML markup, and, ideally, follow links in
that file to other HTML files, recursively produce the PostScript output,
etc., without direct human interaction except to start it running.

Does such a utility exist?

If not, I'll probably try to write one.  Would anyone else out there
be interested in such a utility?  Does there exist public-domain
HTML-parsing code, perhaps in Perl, that would speed up creating this?

thanks,

--paul