HTML2XTags filters the text portion of an HTML file (ignoring images and MANY
other tags!) into a Quark XPress XTag-formatted tagfile.
Does a simple, version 1.0 job of interpreting italics, bold, center and
demarcations. Leaves image information embedded in the text -- search for
Supports headers and horizontal rules.
Supports font face, color and size. FONT tags may be nested. Writes a
file in InDesign colortable format, after xtags file has been written.
Supports "ISO Latin 1" to Mac character macros -- i.e., the style,
plus all the
codes listed by name in Elizabeth Castro's HTML 4 book, i.e., Á
the sort-of-undocumented macro for non-breaking space.
Does NOT support frames, tables, lists, indents or CSS. All unsupported
tags are elided.
This program and a few minutes in InDesign are all you need to read
and make (really nice) PDF. Freeware, absolutely "at your risk" and
1.0b8 - fixed a MemError() in the wrong place, harmless but annoying;
distribution now includes source
1.0b7 - previous beta had outdated README file
1.0b6 - supports nested tags; "" now
all content properly; writes RGB colortable (in InDesign format) to
file, based on and tags. Code
freeze. Next version
if any will be an InDesign plug-in or Quark XPress XTension, or
style sheets (CSS2), but that will not be freeware
1.0b5 - found and fixed a longstanding bug that ate the first tag if it came
immediately after output of the xtag header, i.e., "";
fixed double quote glitch in tag.
1.0b4 - fixed ampersand bug that would eat text if HTML did not use &
and font sizes working properly (although these are W3C
font color guesses at an appropriate xtag to replace the RGB
codes, without creating a color table. No tables yet. No HTML 3 or 4,
especially, no CSS. Those are coming. Also, fixed a situation
unmatched would turn italics ON, since the xtag is a
seems that Netscape is really very lenient about bad HTML!
1.0b2 - first version to InfoMac