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       groff_www - groff macros for authoring web pages


       groff -mwww [ options ] file ...


       This  manual  page describes the GNU -mwww macro package, which is part
       of the groff document formatting system.  The manual  page  is  very  a
       basic  guide,  and the html device driver (grohtml) has been completely
       rewritten but still remains as in an alpha state.  It has been included
       into the distribution so that a lot of people have a chance to test it.
       Note that this macro file will be automatically called (via the troffrc
       file) if you use -Thtml.

       To  see  the hyperlinks in action, please format this man page with the
       grohtml device.

       Here is a summary of the functions found in this macro set.
       .HX                 automatic heading level cut off;
                           $1 point for sections/headers
       .BCL                specify colours on a web page
       .BGIMG              specify background image
       .URL                create a url using two parameters
       .FTP                create an ftp reference
       .MTO                create a html email address
       .FTP                create an ftp reference
       .TAG                generate an html name
       .IMG                include an image file
       .PIMG               include png image
       .MPIMG              place png on the margin and
                           wrap text around it
       .HnS                begin heading
       .HnE                end heading
       .LK                 emit automatically collected links.
       .HR                 produce a horizontal rule
       .NHR                suppress automatic generation of rules.
       .HTL                only generate HTML title
       .ULS                unorder list begin
       .ULE                unorder list end
       .LI                 insert a list item
       .DC                 generate a drop capital
       .HTML               pass an html raw request to the
                           device driver

       Output of the pic, eqn, refer, and tbl preprocessors is  acceptable  as


       HX     Specify  the  cut  off  depth when generating links from section
              headings.  For example, a parameter of 2 would cause grohtml  to
              generate  a list of links for .NH 1 and .NH 2 but not for .NH 3.

                     .HX 0

              will tell grohtml that no heading links  should  be  created  at
              all.   Another  method  for turning automatic headings off is by
              issuing the the command line switch -P-l to groff.

       BCL    This macro takes five parameters: foreground, background, active
              hypertext  link,  hypertext  link  not  yet visited, and visited
              hypertext link colour.

       BGIMG  the only parameter to this macro is the background image file.

       URL    generates a URL using either two or three arguments.  The  first
              parameter is the actual URL, the second is the name of the link,
              and the third  is  optional  stuff  to  be  printed  immediately
              afterwards.   Hyphenation  is disabled while printing the actual
              URL; explicit breakpoints should be inserted with the \: escape.
              Here is how to encode foo 〈〉:

                     .URL http://\:foo.\:org/ foo :

              If  this  is  processed by a device other than -Thtml it appears

                     foo 〈〉:

              The URL macro can be of any type; for example we  can  reference
              Eric Raymond’s pic guide 〈pic.html〉 by:

                     .URL pic.html "Eric Raymonds pic guide"

       MTO    Generate  an  email  html  reference.   The  first  argument  is
              mandatory as the email address.  The optional second argument is
              the text you see in your browser, and an optional third argument
              is  stuff  printed  immediately  afterwards.    Hyphenation   is
              disabled  while printing the actual email address.  For example,
              Joe User 〈〉 was achieved by the following macro:

                     .MTO "Joe User"

              Note that all the URLs actually  are  treated  as  consuming  no
              textual space in groff.  This could be considered as a bug since
              it causes some problems.  To circumvent this, www.tmac inserts a
              zero-width  character which expands to a harmless space (only if
              run with -Thtml).

       FTP    indicates that data can be obtained via ftp.  The first argument
              is  the  url  and  the  second  is  the  browser  text.  A third
              argument, similar to the macros above,  is  intended  for  stuff
              printed  immediately  afterwards.   The  second  and  the  third
              parameter are optional.  Hyphenation is disabled while  printing
              the actual URL.  As an example, here the location of the GNU ftp
              server  〈〉.   The  macro  example  above   was
              specified by:

                     .FTP ftp://\ "GNU ftp server" .

       TAG    Generates  an html name tag from its argument.  This can then be
              referenced using the URL 〈#URL〉 macro.  As you can see, you must
              precede the tag name with # since it is a local reference.  This
              link was achieved via placing  a  TAG  in  the  URL  description
              above; the source looks like this:

                     .B URL
                     .TAG URL
                     a URL using either two or three arguments.

       IMG    Include  a picture into the document.  The first argument is the
              horizontal location: right, left, or center  (-R,  -L,  or  -C).
              The  second  argument  is  the filename.  The optional third and
              fourth arguments are the width and  height.   If  the  width  is
              absent  it  defaults  to  1  inch.   If  the height is absent it
              defaults to the width.  This maps onto an html img tag.  If  you
              are  including  a png image then it is advisable to use the PIMG

       PIMG   Include an image in PNG format.  This macro  takes  exactly  the
              same  parameters  as  the  IMG  macro;  it  has the advantage of
              working with postscript and  html  devices  also  since  it  can
              automatically  convert  the image into the EPS format, using the
              following programs of the netpbm package: pngtopnm, pnmcrop, and
              pnmtops.   If  the  document  isn’t  processed with -Thtml it is
              necessary to use the -U option of groff.

       MPIMG  Place a PNG image on the margin and wrap text  around  it.   The
              first parameter is the alignment: left or right (-L or -R).  The
              second argument is the filename.  The optional third and  fourth
              arguments  are  the width and height.  If the width is absent it
              defaults to 1 inch.  If the height is absent it defaults to  the

       HnS    Begin  heading.   The  heading  level  is specified by the first
              parameter.  Use  this  macro  of  your  headings  contain  URLs.

                     .HnS 1
                     GNU Troff
                     .URL (Groff)a
                     .URL GNU
                     Hosted by
                     .URL FFII .

       HnE    End heading.

       LK     Force grohtml to place the automatically generated links at this
              position.  If this manual page has been  processed  with  -Thtml
              those links can be seen right here.


       By  default  grohtml generates links to all section headings and places
       these at the top of the html document. (See LINKS 〈#LK〉 for details  of
       how to switch this off or alter the position).

       HR     Generate a full-width horizontal rule.

       NHR    Suppress  generation  of  the top and bottom rules which grohtml
              emits by default.

       HTL    Generate an HTML title only.  This differs from the TL macro  of
              the  ms  macro package which generates both an HTML title and an
              H1 heading.  Use it to provide an HTML title  as  search  engine
              fodder but a graphic title in the document.

       HTML   All  text  after  this  macro  is  treated  as raw html.  If the
              document is processed without -Thtml then the macro is  ignored.
              Internally,  this  macro  is  used as a building block for other
              higher-level macros.

              For example, the BGIMG macro is defined as

                     .de BGIMG
                     .   HTML <body background=\$1>

       DC     Produce a drop capital.  The first parameter is the letter to be
              dropped  and enlarged, the second parameter is the ajoining text
              whose height the first letter should not exceed.   The  optional
              third parameter is the color of the dropped letter.


       tbl information is currently rendered as a PNG image.




       groff(1), troff(1) grohtml(1), netpbm(1)


       grohtml was written by Gaius Mulley 〈


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