Publishing Genera doc in HTML (was: About lispOS...)

Luca Pisati
Thu, 08 May 1997 14:42:32 -0700

Kalman Reti wrote:
>     Date: Sun, 4 May 1997 21:06 EDT
>     From: "Luca Pisati" <>
>           Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 13:30 EDT
>           From: Luca Pisati <>
>           > A nice thing to have would be a "Document Examiner to HTML"
>           > converter. You would put >10000 pages Lisp machine documentation
>           > online.
>           Does anybody in this list still works at Symbolics ?
>       Yes.
>     Do you mean: Yes, I work at Symbolics,
> Yes, I work at Symbolics.

Wow, it was I while I didn't see this address:


>                                            and yes we could
>     authorize the Web publication of LispM documentation ?
> Almost.  I've talked about publishing the documentation on the Web to my
> management, and thought some about what it would take to do it, but haven't
> yet been given a go-ahead to actually do it.

I hope this will happen.

>           Could the Genera doc be made available in HTML or PDF format
>           through the Web ?
>       It's been on my list of things to do. There was a rumor that someone in
>       Germany had actually done some working to get the document examiner
>       to output to html, but both John Mallery and my attempts to contact
>       the revelant party never received
>       any answer.
>     Well, I work at what was Symbolics Graphics Division (and now
>     is Nichimen Graphics). So I do have all the equipment for trying
>     to do that.  If I reach some goal, could the doc be made publicly
>     available ?
> I think so, but I'll have to check with management to be certain.  If I were
> to do the project, I'd use John Mallery's CL-HTTP server and just output HTML
> from the document database instead of styled text (to the Lispm window version)
> or postscript (to the printed version).

That's a possibility.

>           (Even whitout an HTML converter, Document examiner can print
>           postcript to files, which can be turned into PDF)
>     Again, PDF from Postcript, even without Hyperlinks, could
>     be a first step to make a lot of people on this list know
>     what LispM were all about.

Please let me know if any decision happens.

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