1. André Felipe Dias
  2. rst2html5

Overview

rst2html5

rst2html5 generates (X)HTML5 documents from standalone reStructuredText sources. It is a complete rewrite of the docutils' rst2html and uses new HTML5 constructs such as <section> and <aside>.

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Installation

$ pip install rst2html5

Usage

$ rst2html5 [options] SOURCE

Options:

--no-indent Don't indent output
--stylesheet=<URL or path>
 Specify a stylesheet URL to be included. (This option can be used multiple times)
--script=<URL or path>
 Specify a script URL to be included. (This option can be used multiple times)
--script-defer=<URL or path>
 Specify a script URL with a defer attribute to be included in the output HTML file. (This option can be used multiple times)
--script-async=<URL or path>
 Specify a script URL with a async attribute to be included in the output HTML file. (This option can be used multiple times)
--html-tag-attr=<attribute>
 Specify a html tag attribute. (This option can be used multiple times)
--template=<filename or text>
 Specify a filename or text to be used as the HTML5 output template. The template must have the {head} and {body} placeholders. The "<html{html_attr}>" placeholder is recommended.
--define=<identifier>
 Define a case insensitive identifier to be used with ifdef and ifndef directives. There is no value associated with an identifier. (This option can be used multiple times)

Example

Consider the following rst snippet:

Title
=====

Some text and a target to `Title 2`_. **strong emphasis**:

* item 1
* item 2

Title 2
=======

.. parsed-literal::

    Inline markup is supported, e.g. *emphasis*, **strong**, ``literal
    text``,
    _`hyperlink targets`, and `references <http://www.python.org/>`_

The html5 produced is clean and tidy:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
</head>
<body>
    <section id="title">
        <h1>Title</h1>
        <p>Some text and a target to <a href="#title-2">Title 2</a>. <strong>strong emphasis</strong>:</p>
        <ul>
            <li>item 1</li>
            <li>item 2</li>
        </ul>
    </section>
    <section id="title-2">
        <h1>Title 2</h1>
        <pre>Inline markup is supported, e.g. <em>emphasis</em>, <strong>strong</strong>, <code>literal
text</code>,
<a id="hyperlink-targets">hyperlink targets</a>, and <a href="http://www.python.org/">references</a></pre>
    </section>
</body>
</html>

Stylesheets and Scripts

No stylesheets or classes are spread over the html5 by default. However stylesheets and javascripts URLs or paths can be included through stylesheet and script options:

$ rst2html5 example.rst \
--stylesheet css/default.css \
--stylesheet css/special.css \
--script https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <link href="css/default.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="css/special.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
...

Additional scripts can be included in the result using options --script, --script-defer or --script-async:

$ rst2html5 example.rst \
    --script js/test1.js \
    --script-defer js/test2.js \
    --script-async js/test3.js
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <script src="js/test1.js"></script>
    <script src="js/test2.js" defer="defer"></script>
    <script src="js/test3.js" async="async"></script>
...

Html tag attributes can be included through html-tag-attr option:

$ rst2html5 --html-tag-attr 'lang="pt-BR"' example.rst
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="pt-BR">
...

Templates

Custom html5 template via the --template option. Example:

$ template='<!DOCTYPE html>
<html{html_attr}>
<head>{head}    <!-- custom links and scripts -->
    <link href="css/default.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="css/pygments.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>{body}</body>
</html>'

$ echo 'one line' > example.rst

$ rst2html5 --template "$template" example.rst
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <!-- custom links and scripts -->
    <link href="css/default.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="css/pygments.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
    <p>one line</p>
</body>
</html>

New Directives

rst2html5 provides some new directives: define, undef, ifdef and ifndef, similar to those used in C++. They allow to conditionally include (or not) some rst snippets:

.. ifdef:: x

    this line will be included if 'x' was previously defined

In case of you check two or more identifiers, there must be an operator ([and | or]) defined:

.. ifdef:: x y z
    :operator: or

    This line will be included only if 'x', 'y' or 'z' is defined.