Converting HTML back to RTF/Printing Issues

Charles Cave (cmc@sydney.unidata.oz.au)
Tue, 30 May 95 15:15:26 +1000


Message-Id: <9505300522.AA08894@www10.w3.org>
Date: Tue, 30 May 95 15:15:26 +1000
From: cmc@sydney.unidata.oz.au (Charles Cave)
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: Converting HTML back to RTF/Printing Issues

          

Recently there has been discussion on this mailing list
of how browsers should be able to make a good job of
printing HTML.

I have been toying with the problem of taking an existing
HTML document (usually from anothe Web site) and making a decent
Word 5.1 document. 

If an HTML -> RTF filter exists, then the HTML document could be
converted to a Word Processing document and printed nicely from
there.

My proposed solution was a perl script to convert a subset
of HTML to RTF, in particular Heading styles, <b>, <i> <u>
and lists. If the filter could do the bulk of the work then 
I would be happy.

Does such a tool exist?

Charles


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