gf is a sophisticated general SGML formatter and converter that can translate any SGML document (as long as you have the DTD) into ASCII or LaTeX (which can be compiled to PostScript if you have LaTeX). It can be found at Darmstadt (thanks to Joachim Schrod). Needs sgmls (available from ftp.ifi.uio.no:/pub/SGML/SGMLS).
From email@example.com Wed Oct 5 09:19:23 1994 Article: 669 of comp.infosystems.announce From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gary Houston) Subject: gf-0.44 available (HTML conversion tool) Date: Sat, 1 Oct 94 00:45:22 MET Organization: Actrix Information Exchange A new version of gf (alpha version 0.44) is now available at: ftp://ftp.th-darmstadt.de/pub/text/sgml/misc/gf-0.44.tar.gz with thanks as usual to Joachim Schrod for providing the ftp site. The main change since the last version (seems like it was only a couple of weeks ago...) is improved conversion of HTML documents to other formats (LaTeX, plain text and RTF): - An updated DTD is included from the 19940822 draft of the HTML-2.0 spec. - Inline images can be retained in LaTeX output. - URIs can be formatted as a list of references at the end of the document. - Various other changes. Basic requirements are ANSI C, POSIX, flex and sgmls. From email@example.com Mon Sep 5 12:56:31 1994 Article: 15816 of comp.archives From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gary Houston) Subject: [comp.text.sgml] gf 0.43 available Date: 31 Aug 1994 11:08:30 +0200 Archive-Name: auto/comp.text.sgml/gf-0-43-available An updated version of gf is now available as: ftp://ftp.th-darmstadt.de/pub/text/sgml/misc/gf-0.43.tar.gz The main change is support for LaTeX2e output. Conversion of HTML documents has been changed slightly as usual, but I have not yet added support for HTML-2.0. This will probably be complete in the near future. Gary Here is a comment on an earlier version: From email@example.com Fri Feb 4 11:24:13 1994 Article: 13352 of comp.archives From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephane Bortzmeyer) Subject: SUMMARY: HTML to ASCII: problem with the only available program Date: 3 Feb 1994 17:20:42 +0100 Organization: Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris, France ... Unfortunately, gf has some trouble: it doesn't print URLs (the author, Gary Houston
) sent me kindly a patch to correct this) and has a lot of difficulties with "real-world" HTML pages with stuff like <hr> or <img src=> which are not in the provided DTD. ... Stephane Bortzmeyer Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers email@example.com Laboratoire d'Informatique 292, rue Saint-Martin tel: +33 (1) 40 27 27 31 75141 Paris Cedex 03 fax: +33 (1) 40 27 27 72 France