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File 2.0.x/src/ANNOUNCE

+  A N N O U N C E
+  ===============
+  This file is the official announcement message for major WML releases.
+  It gets posted to the following Newsgroups:
+  --------------------
+  Subject:   ANNOUNCE: Website META Language (WML) 2.0
+  Newsgroup: comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix,
+             comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html
+             sdm.announce
+  ----------------------
+  Subject:   SOFTWARE: Website META Language (WML) 2.0
+  To:
+  Subject:   Website META Language (WML) 2.0
+  To:
+  -------------------------------------------------------------------
+  __        ___  __ _     
+  \ \      / / \/  | |     Website META Language, Version 2.0
+   \ \ /\ / / |\/| | |
+    \ V  V /| |  | | |___
+     \_/\_/ |_|  |_|_____| 
+                 Ralf S. Engelschall     Denis Barbier
+  WML is a free and extensible Webdesigner's off-line HTML generation toolkit
+  for Unix, distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL v2). It is
+  written in ANSI C and Perl 5, build via a GNU Autoconf based source tree
+  and runs out-of-the-box on all major Unix derivates. It can be used free
+  of charge both in educational and commercial environments.
+  WML consists of a control frontend driving up to nine backends in a
+  sequential pass-oriented filtering scheme. Each backend provides one
+  particular core language. While not trivial and idiot proof WML provides
+  most of the core features real hackers always wanted for HTML generation: 
+    Pass 1: Source Reading and Include File Expansion (backend: IPP)
+    Pass 2: High-Level Macro Construct Expansion      (backend: mp4h)
+    Pass 3: Perl Programming Construct Expansion      (backend: ePerl)
+    Pass 4: Low-Level Macro  Construct Expansion      (backend: GNU m4)
+    Pass 5: Diversion Filter                          (backend: Divert)
+    Pass 6: Character and String Substitution         (backend: ASubst)
+    Pass 7: HTML Tag Fixup                            (backend: HTMLfix)
+    Pass 8: HTML Tag and Plain Text Stripping         (backend: HTMLstrip)
+    Pass 9: Output Slicing and Final Target Writing   (backend: Slice)
+  WML can be used both trivially like
+     $ wml <page.wml >page.html
+  to create a single output page and in an advanced way like
+     $ wml -o '(ALL-LANG_*)uLANG_EN:page.en.html@u+x' \
+           -o '(ALL-LANG_*)' page.wml
+  to create two output pages from a single multi-lingual source.
+  For maximum power WML already ships with a well-suited set of include files
+  which provide high-level features build on top of the backends core
+  languages. Some topics the shipped include files already address:
+    - generation of URLs through auto-adjustment variables
+    - generation of typographically strong headlines via images
+    - generation of typographically strong text rendering
+    - generation of typical direction+color based background images
+    - generation of 1pt dot-images for layout spacing tricks
+    - generation of `lowsrc' images
+    - generation of flexible grammar-based navigation bars
+    - generation of rollover-style image-buttons
+    - generation of hyperlinks via simplified tags
+    - generation of typical page environments
+    - generation of standard page information
+    - generation of table structures by grids or positions
+    - generation of table-based rectangular boxes
+    - generation of verbatim, ISO-Latin-1 and URL-sensitive areas
+    - generation of HTML via inlined POD, SDF and structured ASCII Text areas
+    - generation of tags in forced lower or upper case
+    - generation of inlined client-side out of external server-side imagemaps
+    - generation of multi-lingual webpages or other variants through slicing
+    - generation of table of contents out of header tags
+    - generation of pages via include files acting as templates
+    - generation of content statistics for resulting webpages
+    - ...
+  The same way you can write your own custom HTML tagsets for WML to extend
+  its functionality for your particular needs. WML is not a closed toolbox,
+  it's only the core upon which you can base your Unix HTML generation
+  environment.

File 2.0.x/src/BUGREPORT

+  B U G  R E P O R T
+  ==================
+  When you have ideas, suggestions or bugs you want to report to the WML
+  author, then you have the following three options:
+  1. Use the WML Bug Reporting Tool `wmb'
+     This is the preferred way of submitting a bug report, because it
+     automatically includes your platform parameters in the message which 90%
+     of the time are really essential to solve the problem. The `wmb' tool
+     uses a mail user agent (MUA) like `elm', `mutt', `pine' or `mail' or the
+     mail transfer agent (MTA) `sendmail' for delivering the bug report to
+ If your system has no E-Mail connection to the
+     Internet or `wmb' is unable to find a suitable MUA, you have to use the
+     alternative ways described under 2.) and 3.).
+  2. Directly write an E-Mail to
+     This is the last chance ;_) Go to a system from where you can send E-Mail
+     and manually send one directly to Please include
+     at least the output of `wml -V3'. 
+  Independent what way you choose, the result should be an E-Mail to
+, containing as much information and details so the
+  WML author and maintainer is able to successfully investigate in your
+  problem.

File 2.0.x/src/COPYING

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File 2.0.x/src/COPYRIGHT

+  C O P Y R I G H T
+  =================
+  WML -- Website META Language
+  Copyright (C) 1996-2001 Ralf S. Engelschall
+  Copyright (C) 1999-2001 Denis Barbier
+  This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
+  (at your option) any later version.
+  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+  GNU General Public License for more details.
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+  along with this program; if not, write to
+      Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+      59 Temple Place - Suite 330
+      Boston, MA  02111-1307, USA
+  Notice, that ``free software'' addresses the fact that this program
+  is __distributed__ under the term of the GNU General Public License
+  and because of this, it can be redistributed and modified under the
+  conditions of this license, but the software remains __copyrighted__
+  by the author. Don't intermix this with the general meaning of 
+  Public Domain software or such a derivated distribution label.
+  The author reserves the right to distribute following releases of
+  this program under different conditions or license agreements.
+  For Copyrights on foreign parts see the file COPYRIGHT.OTHER !

File 2.0.x/src/COPYRIGHT.OTHER

+  C O P Y R I G H T . O T H E R
+  =============================
+  WML -- Website META Language
+  This file lists all foreign WML parts written by other authors. 
+  I want to thank all of them both for writing such good software
+  and to make it freely available. The credit for these parts is yours.
+  For the general Copyright on WML see the file COPYRIGHT!
+  ________________________________________________________________________
+  GNU-m4 1.4 [wml_p4_gm4/]
+      Copyright (c) Ren'e Seindal 
+  txt2html 1.28 [wml_aux/txt2html/]
+      Copyright (c) Seth Golub <>
+  linklint 2.3.5 [wml_aux/linklint/]
+      Copyright (c) James B. Bowlin <>
+  weblint 1.020 [wml_aux/weblint/]
+      Copyright (c) Neil Bowers <>
+  freetable 0.11 [wml_aux/freetable/]
+      Copyright (c) Tomasz W�grzanowski <>
+  htmlclean 1.25 [wml_aux/htmlclean/]
+      Copyright (c) Paul Lindner <>
+  tidy 04th August 2000 [wml_aux/tidy/]
+      Copyright (c) Dave Raggett <>
+  PCRE 3.2 [wml_backend/p2_mp4h/pcre/]
+      Copyright (c) University of Cambridge
+  GetoptLong 2.23 [wml_common/getoptlong/]
+      Copyright (c) Johan Vromans <>
+  Bit-Vector 6.0 [wml_common/bitvector/]
+      Copyright (c) Steffen Beyer, <>
+  File-PathConvert 0.85 [wml_common/filepathconvert/]
+      Copyright (c) Shigio Yamaguchi <>
+  Image-Size 2.93 [wml_common/imagesize/]
+      Copyright (c) Randy Ray <>
+  GD 1.23 [wml_common/gd/]
+      Copyright (c) Lincoln D. Stein <>
+  IO 1.20 [wml_common/io/]
+      Copyright (c) Graham Barr <>
+  TermReadKey 2.14 [wml_common/termreadkey/]
+      Copyright (c) Kenneth Albanowski
+  The Bare Bones Guide to HTML, v4.0 [wml_docs/wml_barebone.txt]
+      Copyright (c) Kevin Werbach

File 2.0.x/src/CREDITS

+  C R E D I T S
+  =============
+  Credit has to given to the following people:
+  o Ralf S. Engelschall   <>
+    The original author of the WML package and
+    package maintainer between WML version 1.0 and 1.6.7
+  o Denis Barbier         <>
+    The current WML maintainer since WML version 1.6.8
+  Additional credit has to be given to the following people who contributed
+  ideas, stuff, bugfixes, hints etc. (in alphabetical order):
+  o Thomas Akin           <>
+  o Petr Andreyev         <>
+  o Viorel Anghel         <>
+  o Jordan Baker          <>
+  o Marc Baudoin          <>
+  o John Bazik            <>
+  o Axel Beckert          <>
+  o Alvise Belotti        <>
+  o Jarda Benkovsky       <>
+  o Bruno Boettcher       <>
+  o Stephane Bortzmeyer   <>
+  o Jim Bowlin            <>
+  o Simon Burr            <>
+  o Carsten G. Braeutigam <>
+  o Tomasz Cholewo        <>
+  o Wolfgang Dautermann   <>
+  o Max H. Duenki         <>
+  o Stephen van Egmond    <>
+  o Claus Faerber         <>
+  o Markus Fleck          <>
+  o Anthony Fok           <>
+  o Gerfried Fuchs        <>
+  o Tetsuya Furukawa      <>
+  o Nico Galoppo          <>
+  o Tom Gilbert           <>
+  o Rajendra Gokhale      <>
+  o Hans de Graaff        <>
+  o Alexander Graefe      <>
+  o Norbert Gruener       <>
+  o Thomas Guettler       <>
+  o Florian Hars          <>
+  o Jan Ulrich Hasecke    <>
+  o Andy Hawkins          <>
+  o Jim Hebert            <>
+  o Karl M. Hegbloom      <>
+  o Oliver Hensel         <>
+  o Joey Hess             <>
+  o Werner Heuser         <>
+  o Andreas Hoffmann      <>
+  o Andreas Hofmeister    <>
+  o Andrew S. Howell      <>
+  o Graham Hughes         <>
+  o Lars Kellogg-Stedman  <>
+  o Franz Knipp           <>
+  o Florian Kuehnert      <>
+  o M�rt Laak             <>
+  o Ghislaine Labouret    <>
+  o Howard A. LaHurreau   <>
+  o Benoit des Ligneris   <>
+  o Thomas Lotterer       <>
+  o Dan Ludden            <>
+  o Martin Maechler       <>
+  o Gerd Maier            <>
+  o Ilya Martynov         <>
+  o Michael McNamara      <>
+  o David Mentre          <>
+  o Uwe Mindrup           <>
+  o Frederic Le Mouel     <>
+  o Torsten Naumann       <>
+  o Hans U. Niedermann    <>
+  o Aleksi Niemel�        <>
+  o Christian Niss        <>
+  o Clemens Oertel        <>
+  o Tobias Oetiker        <>
+  o Stian Storengen Olsen <>
+  o Bruce Perens          <>
+  o Stephan Petersen      <>
+  o Rene Pijlman          <>
+  o Andrew Pimlott        <>
+  o Joerg Plate           <>
+  o Dave Plonka           <>
+  o A. Poulain-Maubant    <>
+  o Martin Quinson        <>
+  o Xose Manoel Ramos     <>
+  o John Ranck            <>
+  o Christian Reiber      <>
+  o Albert Reiner         <>
+  o Laurent Riesterer     <>
+  o Josip Rodin           <>
+  o Thomas Roessler       <>
+  o Roland Rosenfeld      <>
+  o Jean-Michel Sauvage   <>
+  o Wayne Schlitt         <>
+  o Heiko Schlittermann   <>
+  o Martin Schulze        <>
+  o Felix Seeger          <>
+  o Steve Sizemore        <>
+  o Joey Smith            <>
+  o Igor V. Spiridonov    <>
+  o Robin Stephenson      <>
+  o Jacques Supcik        <>
+  o Henrik Theiling       <>
+  o Jay Treacy            <>
+  o Nobuyuki Tsuchimura   <>
+  o Tommi Vainikainen     <>
+  o Ralf Vissers          <>
+  o Boris Wesslowski      <>
+  o Clayton Wheeler       <>
+  o Craig Wiegert         <>
+  o Sebastian Wilhelmi    <>
+  o Blair Zajac           <>
+  o Fritz Zaucker         <>
+  o Stefan `Sec` Zehl     <>
+  o Kurt D. Zeilenga      <>
+  o Frediano Ziglio       <>
+  o C. Zuckschwerdt       <>
+  ...and all other WML users who gave us feedback but we've forgot...

File 2.0.x/src/ChangeLog

+  C H A N G E L O G
+  =================
+  This file summarizes *all* types of changes to the WML sources,
+  i.e. changes between each patchlevel (1.x.y->1.x.(y+1) and
+  1.x.y->1.(x+1).0). Take this logfile for concrete and detailed
+  information about every single change.
+  ___________________________________________________________________________
+  Changes between 2.0.8 and 2.0.9:
+    *) Fix <directory-contents> (18-Oct-2002):
+       Remove trailing newline.
+       [Ralf Vissers <>]
+    *) Fix memory error in <array-shift> (18-Oct-2002):
+       Some argument checks were missing in <array-shift> and could
+       cause memory fault.
+       [Jean-Michel Sauvage <>]
+    *) Upgrade to mp4h 1.3.0 (18-Oct-2002):
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix ePerl compilation (17-Oct-2002):
+       Perl 5.8.0 has now thread support by default, which caused trouble
+       when compiling ePerl.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Renamed 'aux' directory to 'data' (12-Oct-2002):
+       Allows WML to be compiled under Cygwin.
+       [Claus Faerber]
+    *) Use '.' instead of '::' for man pages on Windows (12-Oct-2002):
+       Allows WML to be compiled under Cygwin.
+       [Claus Faerber]
+    *) Use EXEEXT in configuration (12-Oct-2002):
+       Allows WML to be compiled under Cygwin.
+       [Claus Faerber <>]
+    *) Fix compilation on MS Windows (22-Jun-2002):
+       [Darryl Smith <>]
+    *) Fix wml::sup::path (16-Jun-2002):
+       canonpath('.///') did return '/' instead of './'
+       [Florian Hars]
+    *) Improve checks on file errors (20-Apr-2002):
+       In passes 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (ie Perl passes), file operations are
+       checked and WML aborts if an error is detected.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Remove freetable comments in wml::fmt::xtable (10-Feb-2002):
+       The -w flag now prints comments before generated table, whereas
+       it used to omit it.  It is then omitted on freetable command line.
+       [Thomas R. Koll <>]
+    *) Fix wml_p1_ipp (21-Dec-2001):
+       Text added to let pass 3 retrieve filename and line numbers are
+       protected against pass 2, because brackets could cause some trouble.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix wml::des::typography (21-Dec-2001):
+       The <spaced> tag could add ``&nbsp;'' within tags when interchar
+       attribute was used.
+       [Alvise Belotti]
+    *) Fix wml::sup::path (18-Dec-2001):
+       The canonpath function in wml::sup::path was buggy if path contains
+       dots in directory names.
+       [Tommi Vainikainen <>]
+    *) Suppress warning in wml::std::toc (07-Nov-2001):
+       A warning about wrong <preserve>/<restore> pairs could be raised
+       when redefining <toc_section>, this is a long-standing bug which
+       is revealed by an extra check added in recent mp4h.
+       [Werner Heuser]
+    *) Fix generic attributes in wml::des::navbar (05-Nov-2001):
+       They were not always taken into account.
+       [Clemens Oertel <>]
+  Changes between 2.0.7 and 2.0.8:
+    Note: since WML 2.0.5 there were two versions, stable and unstable.
+          The former was numbered 2.0.N whereas the latter was 2.1aN.
+          But I do not have time to manage those two separate trees,
+          and there was no real benefit, so I am leaving this scheme.
+    *) Fix locales in ePerl (28-Oct-2001):
+       Locales broke ePerl with Perl > 5.6, with an odd error message:
+       ``DynaLoader object version 1.04 does not match $DynaLoader::VERSION
+       1 at ...''
+       [Martin Maechler <>, Axel Beckert]
+    *) Upgrade to linklint 2.3.5 (28-Oct-2001):
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Cleanup wml::des::navbar (26-Oct-2001):
+       The urlopts attribute in navbar:define was documented but not
+       implemented, it is replaced by generic attributes.
+       [Werner Heuser <>]
+    *) Fix -W description in wmk usage summary (23-Oct-2001):
+       [Martin Quinson <>]
+    *) Upgrade to mp4h 1.2.2 (18-Oct-2001):
+       Among other new features, the most significant for WML users
+       may be the ability to define entities (in the SGML or XML sense)
+       which could be seen as empty tags without attributes, and an
+       experimental support of utf8,
+       Note also that a leading space has been added to expansion of
+       <attributes-quote> to ease writing HTML tags.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix detection of Perl modules (02-Oct-2001):
+       Previous detection did use the Exporter::require_version method,
+       which cause problem when modules are not setup with Exporter.
+       New scheme only rely on normal `use MODULE VERSION' Perl function.
+       [Blair Zajac <>]
+    *) Undefine variables on command-line (29-Sep-2001):
+       Special construct -Dfoo=UNDEF undefine foo, if it was previously
+       set by other command line options.  This is especially useful
+       in .wmlrc files
+       [Jan Holler]
+    *) Upgrade wml_contrib/wml.vim (29-Sep-2001):
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Improve wml_p5_divert (09-Sep-2001):
+       This pass could be very slow with large files.
+       [Jean-Michel Sauvage]
+    *) Fix documentation (26-Aug-2001):
+       There was a documentation bug with example defining the <mail2>
+       tag.
+       [Rajendra Gokhale <>]
+    *) Fixed various typos in manual pages (26-Aug-2001):
+       Fixed various typos in manual pages wml_faq, wml::std::page
+       and wml::std::info.
+       [Thomas Lotterer <>]
+    *) Fix <protect> (17-Jul-2001):
+       The pass= attribute is now case-insensitive.
+       [Axel Beckert]
+  Changes between 2.0.6 and 2.0.7:
+    Note: timestamps have a single value because this 2.0.x branch did
+          not receive support for a long time, so it has been decided
+          to copy WML 2.1a2 into 2.0.7.
+    *) Change <tli> in wml::des::typography (20-Jun-2001):
+       It becomes a complex tag, as stated in documentation.
+       [Craig Small]
+    *) Fix compilation of Bit::Vector with perl < 5.005 (20-Jun-2001):
+       Apply the 2001-08-29 patch by Max H. Duenki.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix nested ePerl tags implementation (19-Jun-2001):
+       When <perl:assign> surrounds <perl:print>, output was not
+       diverted to variables.  Quoting has also been fixed.
+       [Petr Andreyev]
+    *) Upgraded to Image::Size 2.93 (19-Jun-2001):
+       Upgraded from 2.903 to 2.93
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix wml_p7_htmlfix (19-Jun-2001):
+       When replacing <center> tags, it did not work if this tag has
+       attributes.
+       [Andreas Hoffmann]
+    *) Fix wml::fmt::verbatim (19-Jun-2001):
+       The <verbatim> tag could not be used in conjunction with
+       wml::std::case,
+       [Nobuyuki Tsuchimura]
+    *) Fix diversion (19-Jun-2001):
+       Parent dirs `..' could cause problems.
+       [Nobuyuki Tsuchimura]
+    *) Upgraded to Bit::Vector 6.0 (19-Jun-2001):
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix protection (19-Jun-2001):
+       When both stdout and file names are specified by -o flags,
+       unprotection was not performed on standard output.
+       [Aymeric Poulain-Maubant <>]
+    *) Update wml_contrib/ (19-Jun-2001):
+       File wml_contrib/wml.spec was always outdated, so this new spec
+       file allows automatic update, just run `make wml_contrib/wml.spec'.
+       [Christian W. Zuckschwerdt]
+    *) Fixed wml::std::href (19-Jun-2001):
+       Removed extra newline after </a>.
+       [Jean-Michel Sauvage]
+    *) Fixed wml::std::page (19-Jun-2001):
+       Multiple pages capabilities was broken.
+       [Jean-Michel Sauvage <>]
+    *) Fixed wml::des::preload (19-Jun-2001):
+       Javascript code was broken.
+       [Andreas Hoffmann <>]
+    *) Remove special characters in debugging output (19-Jun-2001):
+       [Axel Beckert <>]
+    *) New <disjoin> tag (19-Jun-2001):
+       This tag does the opposite job of <group>, it explodes its
+       attribute into several pieces.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix bug with body tag surrounded by quotes (19-Jun-2001):
+       When a body function was surrounded within double quotes (without
+       any whitespace around), it was simply discarded.
+       [Petr Andreyev]
+    *) New logos (19-Jun-2001):
+       These new logos are about NetBSD, OpenBSD, PHP and XEmacs.
+       [Wolfgang Dautermann]
+    *) Upgraded to txt2html 1.28 (19-Jun-2001):
+       The bug described just below has been fixed in txt2html 1.28, so
+       changes in wml::fmt::text have been discarded.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix wml::fmt::text (19-Jun-2001):
+       Some characters are missing when text is not finished by a
+       newline.  There are indeed some bugs in wml_aux_txt2html, so
+       a workaround is to ensure there is always a newline in
+       wml::fmt::text.
+       [Frediano Ziglio <>]
+    *) Change transparency in wml::des::imgdot (19-Jun-2001):
+       By default, transparency color was set to black.  Unfortunately,
+       some browsers do not render transparent PNG images, and black
+       backgrounds are not so frequent anymore. Default is now set to
+       white, and may be changed by prepending an hyphen to the color
+       attribute.
+       [Craig Small <>]
+    *) Improve wml_p5_divert (19-Jun-2001):
+       Make a distinction betwwen URLs like `../foo' and diversion like
+       ..NAME>> to improve speed.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Improve wml::des::navbar (19-Jun-2001):
+       Any attributes can be added to <a> and <img> tags generated by
+       <navbar::render>.  For instance it allows insertion of CSS
+       attributes without having to modify wml::des::navbar.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Improve wml_p7_htmlfix (19-Jun-2001):
+       Trailing spaces in tags are fixed, i.e. all spaces before a
+       right-angle bracket are removed (this have no influence on
+       known server-side scripts) and a space is always inserted before
+       ``/>'' to help rendering of XHTML documents by old browsers.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix bugs with conditionals (19-Jun-2001):
+       The <if>, <ifeq> and <ifneq> conditionals do not behave properly.
+       Under rare circumstances, both THEN and ELSE clauses may be run.
+       [Martin Schulze <>]
+    *) Fix nested ePerl tags implementation (19-Jun-2001):
+       When <perl> tags are nested and are not enclosed within space
+       characters, some output disappear.
+       [Petr Andreyev <>]
+    *) Fix wml::des::navbar (19-Jun-2001):
+       When rendering tables, <navbar:jsfuncs/> is called even if navbar
+       is not graphical, to make sure JavaScript functions used for
+       rollover effect are always defined.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Upgrade ePerl to current CVS version (19-Jun-2001):
+       [Ralf S. Engelschall, Denis Barbier]
+    *) New `all except' operator in slice terms (29-Oct-2000):
+       The wildcard sign accepts a new syntax.  When followed by braces,
+       it replaces ``all strings but the one enclosed within braces''.
+       This construct could not be emulated with previous operators with
+       nested slices.
+       This feature was introduced in Slice 1.3.7 on August 2000, but
+       required few fixes to work with WML.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+  Changes between 2.0.5 and 2.0.6:
+    *) Fix WMk (25-Oct-2000):
+       This version of WMk is broken and cannot compile multilingual
+       documents.
+       [Max H. Duenki]
+  Changes between 2.0.4 and 2.0.5:
+    *) Improve wml::std::page (23-Oct-2000):
+       Add an attribute ``color=none'' to remove color attributes in
+       the <body> tag.
+       [Wayne Schlitt <>]
+    *) Improve WMd customization (13-Oct-2000):
+       The 02-May-2000 patch is improved, mapping is now done via an
+       external file, so that wmd script needs no more being updated.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Add wml_contrib/wml1to2 (02-Oct-2000):
+       This script helps upgrading to WML 2.x by performing some
+       changes in input files.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix wml::des::navbar (02-Oct-2000):
+       The $menumode Perl variable was not initialized.
+       [Anthony Fok]
+    *) Improve flags handling (02-Oct-2000):
+       Some flags require an argument, which is now quoted in case this
+       argument contains spaces or shell metacharacters.
+       [Albert Reiner <>]
+    *) Fix infinite loop in wml_p8_htmlstrip (28-Sep-2000):
+       WML hangs up when large text blocks are surrounded by
+       <pre>...</pre> or similar tags.
+       [Joey Hess <>]
+    *) Fix wml_p8_htmlstrip (27-Sep-2000):
+       The <pre> and <xmp> tags were always converted to lowercase
+       letters.
+       [Nobuyuki Tsuchimura]
+    *) Fix compilation on AIX 4.3 (27-Sep-2000):
+       The GD library did not compile because two unused routines depend
+       upon undefined ones.  These useless routines are now removed.
+       [Norbert Gruener <>]
+    *) Fix bug with conditionals in wml_p2_mp4h (27-Sep-2000):
+       The <if> and <while> tags have strange results when first
+       argument has a trailing slash, which is surely not so frequent.
+       [Sebastian Wilhelmi <>]
+  Changes between 2.0.3 and 2.0.4:
+    *) Fix wml::mod::MakeMaker (19-Sep-2000):
+       The `extradistfiles' attribute did not work.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix problems with synclines and protection (19-Sep-2000):
+       The `synclines' feature was not documented in WML 2.0.3.
+       It helps debugging by putting some special commands after
+       pass 1 to keep track of input line numbers.
+       Unfortunately, these extra commands will remain on output when
+       included file is inside a protected area.
+       This problem is now documented, and 2 solutions exist: either
+       compile with `-W1,-N', or append the `IPP_NOSYNCLINES' special
+       keyword to the #include line.
+       [Many Debian people]
+    *) Improve wml::des::navbar (16-Sep-2000):
+       By default (called `inner' mode), epilog is put after sub-menu
+       buttons, i.e. navbars are nested.  When <navbar:render> is called
+       with attribute `menumode=outer', then sub-menus are inserted after
+       epilog.
+       [Tobias Oetiker]
+    *) Make wml_p7_htmlfix customizable (16-Sep-2000):
+       Two new options let the user decide which fixups are performed
+       or skipped.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix wml_p7_htmlfix (13-Sep-2000):
+       The version shipped with WML 2.0.3 is broken, there are problems
+       with unquoted attributes containing a slash sign.
+       [Roland Rosenfeld]
+    *) Support w3m in addition to lynx in wmd (13-Sep-2000):
+       The wmd command now searches through $PATH for w3m and lynx (and
+       prefers w3m over lynx) instead of insisting on the existence of lynx.
+       [Ralf S. Engelschall]
+    *) Upgraded to LinkLint 2.2 (10-Sep-2000):
+       Upgraded from LinkLint version 1.35 to version 2.2 after LinkLint
+       changed from a (for WML not acceptable) shareware license to GPL.
+       [Ralf S. Engelschall, James B. Bowlin <>]
+  Changes between 2.0.2 and 2.0.3:
+    *) Fix compilation of ePerl with threaded Perl 5.6.0 (03-Sep-2000):
+       Providing portable code amongst several versions of Perl is a
+       nightmare, functions prototypes and macros definitions have
+       changed again.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix wml_intro.pod (03-Sep-2000):
+       It contains an erroneous reference to </define-container>
+       [Benoit des Ligneris <>]
+    *) Upgrade to mp4h 1.1.1 (31-Aug-2000):
+       This release fixes many bugs added in mp4h 1.1.0 about non-ASCII
+       letters.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix problems with @-sign in some module files (29-Aug-2000):
+       The <perl:assign> tag is replaced by <perl:assign:sq> to prevent
+       a problem with @-sign in input text.
+       [Stephane Bortzmeyer]
+    *) Upgrade to Slice 1.3.7 (29-Aug-2000):
+       Fix a bug with Slice 1.3.6, which hangs up with some input files.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix compilation of Bit::Vector with perl < 5.005 (29-Aug-2000):
+       [Max H. Duenki]
+    *) Upgraded to GNU shtool 1.5.1 (08-Aug-2000):
+       Upgraded to GNU shtool 1.5.1. This especially fixed problems 
+       with "shtool version" under Solaris.
+       [Ralf S. Engelschall]
+    *) Upgrade of tidy (06-Aug-2000):
+       Upgraded tidy from version 8jul00 to 04aug00.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix wml_p1_ipp (05-Aug-2000):
+       Pass 1 hangs when a dollar sign appears in variable substitution.
+       [Joey Smith <>]
+    *) New variables WML_SRC_TIME and WML_GEN_TIME (04-Aug-2000):
+       These variables ease customizing date formats.
+       [Fritz Zaucker]
+    *) Add alternative for mouse events (03-Aug-2000):
+       The onmouseover and onmouseout event handlers are seconded
+       by onfocus and onblur, to allow rendering with any device.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Add `summary' attribute in tables (03-Aug-2000):
+       This tag is automatically added by wml_p7_htmlfix, because
+       it helps rendering by non-graphical browser, exactly like
+       ALT attribute for <img>.
+       [Stephan Petersen]
+    *) Fix protection in wml (01-Aug-2000):
+       Output files are generated by wml_p9_slice.  This program has
+       a useful feature, output file names may be specified in
+       pseudo shebang lines.  But these lines may occur anywhere in
+       input file, not only on its beginning.
+       As wml has to know which files are generated to unprotect them
+       after pass 9, input file must be parsed before wml_p9_slice is
+       called to determine output files.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Allow nestable <protect> tags (31-Jul-2000):
+       This tag is now much more user-friendly, it may be nested, and
+       its syntax is similar to the -p flag, i.e. it accepts also a comma
+       separated list of individual passes.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Improve processing speed on large files (30-Jul-2000):
+       On large files, most of processing time is spent in
+       passes 7, 8 and 9.  This performance problem is induced by
+       Perl, which does not seem to work efficiently with regular
+       expressions on huge datas.  The provided solution is to split
+       input into smaller chunks.
+       This procedure is quite conservative, i.e. it is not fully
+       optimized to ensure that output is never altered by this
+       operation.
+       A speedup factor of 10 is obtained on those 3 passes with
+       files larger than 200KB (which may be caused by a huge input
+       file splitted into many HTML output files).
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Upgrade of Bit::Vector (24-Jul-2000):
+       Upgraded Bit::Vector from version 5.7 to 5.8.
+       [Ralf S. Engelschall]
+    *) Update all WML module files for XHTML 1.0 (21-Jul-2000):
+       In WML module files, all simple tags have now a trailing
+       backslash to allow both HTML and XHTML input and output.
+       It is important to notice that this does not break compatibility,
+       output is exactly the same by default.  But now users can decide
+       which syntax to adopt via the -X flag of wml_p2_mp4h.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Add support for modifiers in regexps in wml_p2_mp4h (21-Jul-2000):
+       Only i, m, s and x modifiers have been added, U and X are
+       specific to PCRE and have not been implemented.
+       The `singleline' attribute has been changed.  It now accepts
+       two values, `true' (like the s modifier) and `false' (like the
+       m modifier).  Until now, `m' was the default, and singleline=true
+       switches to `s'.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Finish import of PCRE in wml_p2_mp4h (21-Jul-2000):
+       Native API is now used, and support for locales is back.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Many fixes for multilingual navbars (21-Jul-2000):
+       Some bugs were introduced by recent changes in wml::std::tags
+       and wml::des::navbar.
+       [Stephan Petersen]
+    *) Improve wml::std::lang (20-Jul-2000):
+       Thanks to PCRE, <lang:area> has been rewritten entirely with
+       mp4h commands, so now all lang tags can be nested.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Use Perl regular expressions in wml_p2_mp4h (20-Jul-2000):
+       The PCRE library is copyrighted by University of Cambridge.
+       With this library, Perl regular expressions may now be
+       used instead of POSIX regular expressions.
+       Current implementation in mp4h is quite weak, because we use
+       the POSIX compatibility mode instead of native API.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Improve <javascript> tag in wml::std::tags (19-Jul-2000):
+       When a complex <head> tag is defined, like in wml::std::page,
+       all JavaScript material is passed to this command in order to
+       be put inside the HEAD section.
+       This behaviour is disabled with the `nohead' attribute or by
+       defining <javascript:nohead> with a non-empty value.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix wml_p1_ipp (19-Jul-2000):
+       Previous changes broke `make test'.
+       [Stephan Petersen]
+    *) Improve wml::std::lang (19-Jul-2000):
+       Language slices can now be nested, the reason is to allow
+       constructs like ``<en><lang:star:href: index.*.html></en>''.
+       This can not be easily handled by wml_p9_slice (any suggestions
+       to do so are welcome), and so wml::std::lang has been patched
+       to forbid nesting of different languages by redefining <en>,
+       <lang:en> tags (and of course all other defined languages) and
+       all <lang:star...> tags.
+       Unfortunately multi-lingual zones enclosed between <lang:area>
+       and </lang:area> do not yet allow this nesting.
+       Two new tags are introduced, <lang:current> always returns
+       the language being currently processed, and <lang:list> returns
+       the newline separated list of defined languages.
+       [Stefan `Sec` Zehl]
+    *) Fix file name and line numbers on warnings (18-Jul-2000):
+       Pass 1 now prints some control sequences to let pass 2 and 3
+       know about original filename and line number instead of
+       locations in temporary files.  This is very useful for debugging.
+       It can be turned out with -W1,-N flag.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix a bug when using both -M and -W1 flags (16-Jul-2000):
+       Options set with -W1,... were not passed to wml_p1_ipp.
+       [Ilya Martynov <>]
+    *) Upgrade of the Bare Bones Guide to HTML (13-Jul-2000):
+       Upgraded from version 3.0 to 4.0.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Upgrade of tidy (13-Jul-2000):
+       Upgraded tidy from version 30nov99 to 8jul00.
+       Dave Raggett included submitted patches to make gcc quiet,
+       so only few changes have been made in upstream sources.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Internal changes in mp4h about regular expressions (06-Jul-2000):
+       Mp4h now uses the POSIX functions of the GNU libc regex.c instead
+       of old GNU functions.  The most important reason for this change
+       is that previous functions are not documented, and so hard to
+       maintain.
+       Moreover i had to patch the regex functions to allow the
+       ``singleline=true'' attribute.
+       With this new version it works out of the box, and many memory
+       leaks are also fixed.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix boolean operators (05-Jul-2000):
+       The <and> tag was broken, and <or> has been cleaned up.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Improve <preserve>/<restore> stuff (05-Jul-2000):
+       These tags accept now any number of arguments, so it is possible
+       to write
+           <define-tag foo>
+           <preserve name src text>
+           <set-var %attributes>
+           ... code using `name', `src' and `text' variables.
+           <restore  name src text>
+           </define-tag>
+       All module files have been updated in consequence.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Fix whitespace in wml::des::preload (03-Jul-2000):
+       The javascript code was not protected against newlines removal,
+       and resulting code is ugly.
+       [Denis Barbier]
+    *) Rewrite wml::*::all files (03-Jul-2000):
+       These modules include all files from a specific category.
+       When inclusion is made with wildcards, some files which have been
+       removed from WML distribution, but were not deleted by user when
+       upgrading, may be called accidentally.  So they now explicitly 
+       invoke the desired files.
+       [Ralf S. Engelschall]
+    *) Upgraded to GNU shtool 1.5.0 (01-Jul-2000):
+       Upgraded to GNU shtool 1.5.0. This involved especially a major
+       adjustment because of the rewritten "shtool version" command.
+       [Ralf S. Engelschall]
+    *) Enhanced wml::std::tags' <javascript> tag (27-Jun-2000):
+       Added four additional attributes to the <javascript> container
+       tag of wml::std::tags: "src", "language" and "type" to directly
+       specify the corresponding attributes for the underlaying <script>
+       tag, and "version" which is a convinient attribute to specify the
+       JavaScript version as used in the default "language" attribute.
+       Example: ``<javascript version=1.2 src=foo.js>'' now expands
+       into ``<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript1.2"
+       src="foo.js">...</script>''
+       [Ralf S. Engelschall]
+    *) Fix wml::sys::all manpage (27-Jun-2000):
+       The wml::sys::all manpage talked about no longer existing