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       hxtoc - insert a table of contents in an HTML file


       hxtoc [ -x ] [ -l low ] [ -h high ] [ -t ] [ -d ] [ -c class ] [ -f ] [ file-or-URL ]


       The  hxtoc  command  reads  an  HTML  file,  inserts missing ID attributes in all H1 to H6
       elements between the levels -l and -h (unless the option -d is in effect, see  below)  and
       also  inserts A elements with NAME attributes, so old browsers will recognize the H1 to H6
       headers as target anchors as well (unless the option -t  is  in  effect).  The  output  is
       written to stdout.

       If there is a comment of the form


       or a pair of comments


       then  the  comment, or the pair with everything in between, will be replaced by a table of
       contents, consisting of a list (UL) of links to all headers in the document.

       The text of headers is copied to this table of  contents,  including  any  inline  markup,
       except that ID attributes, DFN tags and SPAN tags with a CLASS of "index" are omitted (but
       the elements' content is copied).

       The copied text can optionally be "flattened" first, see option -f.

       If a header has a CLASS attribute with as value (or one of its values)  the  keyword  "no-
       toc", then that header will not appear in the table of contents.


       The following options are supported:

       -x        Use XML conventions: empty elements are written with a slash at the end: <IMG />

       -l low    Sets  the lowest numbered header to appear in the table of content. Default is 1
                 (i.e., H1).

       -h high   Sets the highest numbered header to appear in the table of content. Default is 6
                 (i.e., H6).

       -t        Normally,  hxtoc  adds  both  ID  attributes  and  empty  A elements with a NAME
                 attribute and CLASS="bctarget", so that older browsers that do no understand  ID
                 will  still  find  the  target.  With  this  option,  the A elements will not be

       -c class  The generated UL elements in the table of contents will have a  CLASS  attribute
                 with the value class.  The default is "toc".

       -d        Tries  to use sectioning elements as targets in the table of contents instead of
                 H1 to H6. A sectioning elements is a DIV, SECTION, ARTICLE, ASIDE or NAV element
                 whose  first  child is a heading element (H1 to H6) or an HGROUP. The sectioning
                 element will be given an ID if it doesn't have one yet. With  this  option,  the
                 level  of any H1 to H6 that is the first child of a sectioning element (or of an
                 HGROUP that is itself the first child of a sectioning element) is not determined
                 by  its name, but by the nesting depth of the sectioning elements. (Any H1 to H6
                 that are not the first child of a sectioning  element  still  have  their  level
                 implied by their name.)

       -f        Flatten  the  text  of the table of contents. Without -f, the contents of header
                 elements are copied to the table of contents almost unchanged,  i.e.,  including
                 any  child elements and their attributes (except for ID attributes, DFN elements
                 and certain SPAN elements, as  explained  above).  With  -f,  the  contents  are
                 flattened  instead:  All  child elements are removed and only their contents are
                 copied to the table of contents. Additionally elements with  an  ALT  attribute,
                 such  as  IMG, are replaced by the contents of the ALT attribute. Exception: BDO
                 tags are copied unchanged and elements with a DIR attribute are  replaced  by  a
                 SPAN with that DIR attribute. (BDO and DIR may occur in languages written right-


       The following operand is supported:

                 The name or URL of an HTML file. If absent, standard input is read instead.


       The following exit values are returned:

       0         Successful completion.

       > 0       An error occurred in the parsing of the HTML file.  hxtoc will  try  to  correct
                 the error and produce output anyway.


       asc2xml(1), hxnormalize(1), hxnum(1), xml2asc(1)


       The error recovery for incorrect HTML is primitive.