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NAME

       sgmlpre - handle SGML conditionalization for SGML-tools

SYNOPSIS

       sgmlpre [options] ...

DESCRIPTION

       This manual page documents briefly the sgmlpre commands.  This manual page was written for
       the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page
       for sgmlpre.

       sgmlpre is a program that handle SGML conditionalization for SGML-tools

       It  is used by other programs in sgml-tools (v1), and usually normal user does not need to
       use this program directly by himself.

       Following is quoted from the header in the source code.

       (Begin Quotes)

              sgmlpre -- handle  SGML  conditionalization  for  SGML-tools  by  Eric  S.  Raymond
              <esr@thyrsus.com>, 3 Nov 1997

              Filter  SGML  according  to conditionalizing markup.  Argument/value pairs from the
              command line are matched against the attributes of <#if> and <#unless> tags.  Spans
              between  <#if>/</#if>  are  passed  through  unaltered  if  there  is  no attribute
              mismatch; spans between <#unless></#unless> are passed if there  is  at  least  one
              attribute  mismatch.  An attribute mismatch happens  if an attribute occurs in both
              the command-line arguments and the  tag,  but  the  values  do  not  match.   Value
              matching  is  by  string equality, except that "|" is interpreted as an alternation
              character.  Even if a span is not passed through, its newlines are (this  to  avoid
              messing up the line  numbers in error messages).

              This lexer requires flex.  Limitations; attribute names may only be 256 chars long,
              values may be only 16384 (YY_BUF_SIZE) characters long.  Doesn't do  checking  that
              only </if> matches <if> and </unless> matches <unless> (that would need a stack and
              introduce another limit).

       (End Quotes)

OPTIONS

       The program does not support normal command line options.

SEE ALSO

       For a complete description, see the header in the source archive.

AUTHOR

       sgmlpre was written by Eric S. Raymond <esr@thyrsus.com>, 3 Nov 1997.

       This manual page was written by Taketoshi Sano <sano@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux
       system (but may be used by others).

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