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NAME


dtplite - Lightweight DocTools Markup Processor

SYNOPSIS


dtplite -o output ?options? format inputfile

dtplite validate inputfile

dtplite -o output ?options? format inputdirectory

dtplite -merge -o output ?options? format inputdirectory

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DESCRIPTION


The application described by this document, dtplite, is the successor to the extremely
simple mpexpand. Influenced in its functionality by the dtp doctools processor it is much
more powerful than mpexpand, yet still as easy to use; definitely easier than dtp with its
myriad of subcommands and options.

dtplite is based upon the package doctools, like the other two processors.

USE CASES
dtplite was written with the following three use cases in mind.

[1] Validation of a single document, i.e. checking that it was written in valid
doctools format. This mode can also be used to get a preliminary version of the
formatted output for a single document, for display in a browser, nroff, etc.,
allowing proofreading of the formatting.

[2] Generation of the formatted documentation for a single package, i.e. all the
manpages, plus a table of contents and an index of keywords.

[3] An extension of the previous mode of operation, a method for the easy generation of
one documentation tree for several packages, and especially of a unified table of
contents and keyword index.

Beyond the above we also want to make use of the customization features provided by the
HTML formatter. It is not the only format the application should be able to generate, but
we anticipiate it to be the most commonly used, and it is one of the few which do provide
customization hooks.

We allow the caller to specify a header string, footer string, a stylesheet, and data for
a bar of navigation links at the top of the generated document. While all can be set as
long as the formatting engine provides an appropriate engine parameter (See section
OPTIONS) the last two have internal processing which make them specific to HTML.

COMMAND LINE
dtplite -o output ?options? format inputfile
This is the form for use case [1]. The options will be explained later, in section
OPTIONS.

path output (in)
This argument specifies where to write the generated document. It can be the
path to a file or directory, or -. The last value causes the application to
write the generated documented to stdout.

If the output does not exist then [file dirname $output] has to exist and
must be a writable directory. The generated document will be written to a
file in that directory, and the name of that file will be derived from the
inputfile, the format, and the value given to option -ext (if present).

(path|handle) format (in)
This argument specifies the formatting engine to use when processing the
input, and thus the format of the generated document. See section FORMATS
for the possibilities recognized by the application.

path inputfile (in)
This argument specifies the path to the file to process. It has to exist,
must be readable, and written in doctools format.

dtplite validate inputfile
This is a simpler form for use case [1]. The "validate" format generates no output
at all, only syntax checks are performed. As such the specification of an output
file or other options is not necessary and left out.

dtplite -o output ?options? format inputdirectory
This is the form for use case [2]. It differs from the form for use case [1] by
having the input documents specified through a directory instead of a file. The
other arguments are identical, except for output, which now has to be the path to
an existing and writable directory.

The input documents are all files in inputdirectory or any of its subdirectories
which were recognized by fileutil::fileType as containing text in doctools format.

dtplite -merge -o output ?options? format inputdirectory
This is the form for use case [3]. The only difference to the form for use case [2]
is the additional option -merge.

Each such call will merge the generated documents coming from processing the input
documents under inputdirectory or any of its subdirectories to the files under
output. In this manner it is possible to incrementally build the unified
documentation for any number of packages. Note that it is necessary to run through
all the packages twice to get fully correct cross-references (for formats
supporting them).

OPTIONS
This section describes all the options available to the user of the application, with the
exception of the options -o and -merge. These two were described already, in section
COMMAND LINE.

-exclude string
This option specifies an exclude (glob) pattern. Any files identified as manpages
to process which match the exclude pattern are ignored. The option can be provided
multiple times, each usage adding an additional pattern to the list of exclusions.

-ext string
If the name of an output file has to be derived from the name of an input file it
will use the name of the format as the extension by default. This option here will
override this however, forcing it to use string as the file extension. This option
is ignored if the name of the output file is fully specified through option -o.

When used multiple times only the last definition is relevant.

-header file
This option can be used if and only if the selected format provides an engine
parameter named "header". It takes the contents of the specified file and assign
them to that parameter, for whatever use by the engine. The HTML engine will insert
the text just after the tag <body>. If navigation buttons are present (see option
-nav below), then the HTML generated for them is appended to the header data
originating here before the final assignment to the parameter.

When used multiple times only the last definition is relevant.

-footer file
Like -header, except that: Any navigation buttons are ignored, the corresponding
required engine parameter is named "footer", and the data is inserted just before
the tag </body>.

When used multiple times only the last definition is relevant.

-style file
This option can be used if and only if the selected format provides an engine
parameter named "meta". When specified it will generate a piece of HTML code
declaring the file as the stylesheet for the generated document and assign that to
the parameter. The HTML engine will insert this inot the document, just after the
tag <head>.

When processing an input directory the stylesheet file is copied into the output
directory and the generated HTML will refer to the copy, to make the result more
self-contained. When processing an input file we have no location to copy the
stylesheet to and so just reference it as specified.

When used multiple times only the last definition is relevant.

-toc path
This option specifies a doctoc file to use for the table of contents instead of
generating our own.

When used multiple times only the last definition is relevant.

-pre+toc label path|text

-post+toc label path|text
This option specifies additional doctoc files (or texts) to use in the navigation
bar.

Positioning and handling of multiple uses is like for options -prenav and -postnav,
see below.

-nav label url

-prenav label url
Use this option to specify a navigation button with label to display and the url to
link to. This option can be used if and only if the selected format provides an
engine parameter named "header". The HTML generated for this is appended to
whatever data we got from option -header before it is inserted into the generated
documents.

When used multiple times all definitions are collected and a navigation bar is
created, with the first definition shown at the left edge and the last definition
to the right.

The url can be relative. In that case it is assumed to be relative to the main
files (TOC and Keyword index), and will be transformed for all others to still link
properly.

-postnav label url
Use this option to specify a navigation button with label to display and the url to
link to. This option can be used if and only if the selected format provides an
engine parameter named "header". The HTML generated for this is appended to
whatever data we got from option -header before it is inserted into the generated
documents.

When used multiple times all definitions are collected and a navigation bar is
created, with the last definition shown at the right edge and the first definition
to the left.

The url can be relative. In that case it is assumed to be relative to the main
files (TOC and Keyword index), and will be transformed for all others to still link
properly.

FORMATS
At first the format argument will be treated as a path to a tcl file containing the code
for the requested formatting engine. The argument will be treated as the name of one of
the predefined formats listed below if and only if the path does not exist.

Note a limitation: If treating the format as path to the tcl script implementing the
engine was sucessful, then this script has to implement not only the engine API for
doctools, i.e. doctools_api, but for doctoc_api and docidx_api as well. Otherwise the
generation of a table of contents and of a keyword index will fail.

List of predefined formats, i.e. as provided by the package doctools:

nroff The processor generates *roff output, the standard format for unix manpages.

html The processor generates HTML output, for usage in and display by web browsers. This
engine is currently the only one providing the various engine parameters required
for the additional customaization of the output.

tmml The processor generates TMML output, the Tcl Manpage Markup Language, a derivative
of XML.

latex The processor generates LaTeX output.

wiki The processor generates Wiki markup as understood by wikit.

list The processor extracts the information provided by manpage_begin. This format is
used internally to extract the meta data from which both table of contents and
keyword index are derived from.

null The processor does not generate any output. This is equivalent to validate.

DIRECTORY STRUCTURES
In this section we describe the directory structures generated by the application under
output when processing all documents in an inputdirectory. In other words, this is only
relevant to the use cases [2] and [3].

[2] The following directory structure is created when processing a single set of input
documents. The file extension used is for output in HTML, but that is not relevant
to the structure and was just used to have proper file names.

output/
toc.html
index.html
files/
path/to/FOO.html

The last line in the example shows the document generated for a file FOO located at

inputdirectory/path/to/FOO

[3] When merging many packages into a unified set of documents the generated directory
structure is a bit deeper:

output
.toc
.idx
.tocdoc
.idxdoc
.xrf
toc.html
index.html
FOO1/
...
FOO2/
toc.html
files/
path/to/BAR.html

Each of the directories FOO1, ... contains the documents generated for the package
FOO1, ... and follows the structure shown for use case [2]. The only exception is
that there is no per-package index.

The files ".toc", ".idx", and ".xrf" contain the internal status of the whole
output and will be read and updated by the next invokation. Their contents will not
be documented. Remove these files when all packages wanted for the output have been
processed, i.e. when the output is complete.

The files ".tocdoc", and ".idxdoc", are intermediate files in doctoc and docidx
markup, respectively, containing the main table of contents and keyword index for
the set of documents before their conversion to the chosen output format. They are
left in place, i.e. not deleted, to serve as demonstrations of doctoc and docidx
markup.

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