hxincl - expand included HTML or XML files
hxincl [ -x ] [ -f ] [ -s name=subst ] [ -s name=subst ]... [ -b base
] [ file-or-URL ]
The hxincl command copies an HTML or XML file to standard output,
looking for comments with a certain structure. Such a comment is
replaced by the file whose name is given as the attribute of the
directive. For example:
...<!-- include "foo.html" -->...
will be replaced by the content of the file foo.html. It is important
to note that you must quote filenames if they contain white space.
The comment is replaced by
<!-- begin-include "foo.html" -->
before the included text and
<!-- end-include "foo.html" -->
after it. These comments make it possible to run hxincl on the
resulting file again to update the inclusions.
Single quotes are allowed instead of double quotes. And if the file
name contains no spaces, the quotes may also be omitted.
The following options are supported:
-x Use XML conventions: empty elements are written with a slash
at the end: <IMG />.
-b base Sets the base URL for resolving relative URLs. By default the
file given as argument is the base URL.
-f Removes the comments after including the files. This means
hxincl connot be run on the resulting file later to update
the inclusions. (Mnemonic: final or frozen.)
Include a different file than the one mentioned in the
directive. If the comment is
<!-- include "name" -->
the file substitution is included instead. The option -s may
occur multiple times.
The following operand is supported:
The name of an HTML or XML file or the URL of one. If absent,
standard input is read instead.
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
> 0 An error occurred in the parsing of one of the HTML or XML
asc2xml(1), hxnormalize(1), hxnum(1), hxprune(1), hxtoc(1), hxunent(1),
xml2asc(1), UTF-8 (RFC 2279)
Assumes UTF-8 as input. Doesn’t expand character entities. Instead pipe
the input through hxunent(1) and asc2xml(1) to convert it to UTF-8.