[pmwiki-users] Tips on converting HTML-pages into wiki pages
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Mar 29 19:55:49 CST 2005
On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 04:56:24PM +0200, chr at home.se wrote:
> > The rest is just cleanup.
> True, with one major exception.
> > That said, maybe we can do a rudimentary HTML-to-wiki converter of some
> > sort with some judicious pattern matches.
> I think the exception are simple links, and possibly list structures.
> Ideally something like
> <a href='http://bla.org'>The Bla Bla organization</a>
> would be translated into
> [[The Bla Bla organization -> http://bla.org]]
> But as I wrote the above I realize that you'll probably not get that many
> working links, if they are relative...
Well, relative links could be made to work if the basepage was
known -- on the other hand, I would expect most relative links to
other pages (as opposed to attachments) to become [[page name]] links
rather than [[text -> something.html]], so there'd still be some
manual editing to do.
List structures worked for me at least to the first bullet; anything more
complex than that probably still requires editing. At any rate, I've
been able to do migrations of several fairly extensive sites via
copy and paste in less than an hour.
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