hxname2id - move some NAME and ID attributes from an A to its parent
hxname2id [ -x ] [ file ]
The hxname2id command reads an HTML file and looks for elements with an
A element as first child, with no intervening text other than
whitespace. If that A element has an ID or NAME attribute, it is moved
to the parent element and removed from the A.
Because Netscape 4 doesn’t understand ID attributes, it was common
practice to write <H2><A NAME="sect7">...</A></H2> instead of <H2
ID="sect7">. This program can be used to convert such old HTML files to
the new convention.
Other programs in this suite, such as hxmultitoc(1), require IDs on
headings instead of A elements with NAME attributes. So it is useful to
run hxname2id prior to running hxmultitoc and similar program.
hxname2id can be used in a pipe.
The following options are supported:
-x Use XML conventions: empty elements are written with a slash
at the end: <IMG />
The following operand is supported:
file The name of an HTML file. If absent, standard input is read
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
> 0 An error occurred in the parsing of the HTML file. hxname2id
will try to correct the error and produce output anyway.
asc2xml(1), hxmultitoc(1), hxnormalize(1), hxnum(1), hxtoc(1),
The error recovery for incorrect HTML is primitive.