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Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:47:33 -0500
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Ulrich Mueller <address@hidden>:
> >>>>> On Tue, 09 Dec 2014, Karl Fogel wrote:
> > There is a general solution to this problem -- Pandoc, the
> > "universal document converter". http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/
> > Pandoc supports Org as an input format (and output too, though we
> > don't need that here). Pandoc is free software (GPL v2 or later).
> In my experience Pandoc has its limitations. In the cases where I have
> used it to convert from LaTeX to other formats like HTML or Mediawiki,
> many things broke and the output required massive manual reworking.
> My conclusion was that I could use it as a starting point for a
> one-shot conversion, but that it would be unsuitable for regular
> automatic conversions.
> Ulrich

I agree.  These problems are real, and relate not only to quality of
implementation but to weaknesses in Markdown.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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