Subject: Re: Using AbiWord for HTML
From: F J Franklin (F.J.Franklin@sheffield.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 11:34:43 CST
> I want to use AbiWord (version 0.9.6-1) to create and maintain simple HTML
> web pages (few graphics, no spinning gifs). I've tried some simple tests
> cases and AbiWord seems to save ("save as HTML 4.0") a new .html file OK.
> IE5 can display the page.
> However, when I try to open (open "All Documents" or open "XHTML") the file
> that AbiWord created (or any other html file), I get the message:
> AbiWord cannot open C:\Temp\junk.htm. It appears to be a bogus or invalid
AbiWord supports writing HTML or XHTML, the former intended as an
IE-friendly version of the latter. In addition, AbiWord has some support
for reading XHTML. The quality if this import varies somewhat with
AbiWord version, so you should make sure you have the latest AbiWord.
0.9.6-1 will not support arbitrary HTML. There is a plugin currently being
developed which will support arbitrary HTML, and that will probably be
included in the next release, probably "0.99.2", which is expected in a
week or so.
However, the plugin still requires considerable development, so it could
be another month or so before it's properly usable. Hopefully it will be
up to scratch by the time AbiWord-1.0 gets out the door. Until then, if
you feel like test-driving the plugin, then great!
> I've asked another local AbiWord user (who hasn't tried editing HTML) and he
> said "It should work."
Such faith is gratifying... :-)
Francis James Franklin
It's getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and
wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again.
That's how we know we're alive: we're wrong.
--- Philip Roth
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