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Pod::Html(3perl) Perl Programmers Reference Guide Pod::Html(3perl)

NAME

Pod::Html - module to convert pod files to HTML

SYNOPSIS

    use Pod::Html;
    pod2html([options]);

DESCRIPTION

Converts files from pod format (see perlpod) to HTML format. It can automatically generate indexes and cross-references, and it keeps a cache of things it knows how to cross-reference.

FUNCTIONS

pod2html

    pod2html("pod2html",
             "--podpath=lib:ext:pod:vms",
             "--podroot=/usr/src/perl",
             "--htmlroot=/perl/nmanual",
             "--recurse",
             "--infile=foo.pod",
             "--outfile=/perl/nmanual/foo.html");

pod2html takes the following arguments:

backlink
    --backlink
    

Turns every "head1" heading into a link back to the top of the page. By default, no backlinks are generated.

cachedir
    --cachedir=name
    

Creates the directory cache in the given directory.

css
    --css=stylesheet
    

Specify the URL of a cascading style sheet. Also disables all HTML/CSS "style" attributes that are output by default (to avoid conflicts).

flush
    --flush
    

Flushes the directory cache.

header
    --header
    --noheader
    

Creates header and footer blocks containing the text of the "NAME" section. By default, no headers are generated.

help
    --help
    

Displays the usage message.

htmldir
    --htmldir=name
    

Sets the directory to which all cross references in the resulting html file will be relative. Not passing this causes all links to be absolute since this is the value that tells Pod::Html the root of the documentation tree.

Do not use this and --htmlroot in the same call to pod2html; they are mutually exclusive.

htmlroot
    --htmlroot=name
    

Sets the base URL for the HTML files. When cross-references are made, the HTML root is prepended to the URL.

Do not use this if relative links are desired: use --htmldir instead.

Do not pass both this and --htmldir to pod2html; they are mutually exclusive.

index
    --index
    --noindex
    

Generate an index at the top of the HTML file. This is the default behaviour.

infile
    --infile=name
    

Specify the pod file to convert. Input is taken from STDIN if no infile is specified.

outfile
    --outfile=name
    

Specify the HTML file to create. Output goes to STDOUT if no outfile is specified.

poderrors
    --poderrors
    --nopoderrors
    

Include a "POD ERRORS" section in the outfile if there were any POD errors in the infile. This section is included by default.

podpath
    --podpath=name:...:name
    

Specify which subdirectories of the podroot contain pod files whose HTML converted forms can be linked to in cross references.

podroot
    --podroot=name
    

Specify the base directory for finding library pods. Default is the current working directory.

quiet
    --quiet
    --noquiet
    

Don't display mostly harmless warning messages. These messages will be displayed by default. But this is not the same as "verbose" mode.

recurse
    --recurse
    --norecurse
    

Recurse into subdirectories specified in podpath (default behaviour).

title
    --title=title
    

Specify the title of the resulting HTML file.

verbose
    --verbose
    --noverbose
    

Display progress messages. By default, they won't be displayed.

htmlify

    htmlify($heading);

Converts a pod section specification to a suitable section specification for HTML. Note that we keep spaces and special characters except "", ?" (Netscape problem) and the hyphen (writer's problem...).

anchorify

    anchorify(@heading);

Similar to "htmlify()", but turns non-alphanumerics into underscores. Note that "anchorify()" is not exported by default.

ENVIRONMENT

Uses $Config{pod2html} to setup default options.

AUTHOR

Marc Green, <marcgreen@cpan.org>.

Original version by Tom Christiansen, <tchrist@perl.com>.

SEE ALSO

perlpod

COPYRIGHT

This program is distributed under the Artistic License.
2020-06-07 perl v5.30.3