> < ^ Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 15:01:00 +0100 (MET)
> < ^ From: Frank Celler <frank.celler@math.rwth-aachen.de >
^ Subject: Re: HTML

Dear GAP Forum,

Dima Pasechnik asked:

Is it possible to download from somewhere the complete
GAP manual in HTML format?

the answers is yes, but:

(1) our ftp server contains a tar archive of the manual in HTML format
in "ftp://ftp.math.rwth-aachen.de/pub/incoming/GAP-Manual-html.tgz".
However, this is the documentation for GAP 3.4 patchlevel 1. It was not
updated because the program to convert the LaTeX documention into HTML was
lost in a disk crash. At present we cannot say if and when such a
conversion program will be rewritten.

(2) Steve Fisk has written a program
("ftp://ftp.math.rwth-aachen.de/pub/incoming/fisk.zoo") to convert the
LaTeX documention into emacs info format. Some time ago Steve Linton has
successfully used 'texi2html' to convert the emacs info format into HTML.

By the way a new version (that hasn't been released yet) of XGAP will also
contain a DVI viewer for X-Windows, which will support hyperlinks, so that
you can use "?<something>" in a GAP session to get the corresponding help
page from the manual in a DVI viewer. But this will only work under
X-Windows and requires a graphic terminal.

For more information about the various formats like HTML, emacs info see
for instance:


best wishes

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