= olddoc - old-fashioned Ruby documentation generator
olddoc contains old-fashioned document generators for those who do not
wish to impose bloated, new-fangled web cruft on their readers.
olddoc contains oldweb, an HTML generator without any images, frames,
and/or low-bandwidth connections. oldweb focuses on text as it is
the lowest common denominator for accessibility and compatibility
with people and hardware.
* No CSS. Encouraging users to use CSS leads to problems like
copy-paste hijacking: https://thejh.net/misc/website-terminal-copy-paste
External CSS also increases page load time as it often blocks page
rendering. Asynchronous loading of CSS also causes accessibility
problems as links/buttons may move as a user attempts to click.
client-side performance problems associated with it. It's also
unreasonable to expect users to rely on LibreJS and inspect every
piece of JS they run.
* No frames. Frames are an accessibility hassle and unfriendly
to users of tiny screens on mobile devices and text-based browsers.
* No images. Not everyone can view or afford bandwidth to load images.
This also reduces the potential for security vulnerabilities as less
code gets run. Furthermore, loading the wrong image in a public
place can get you arrested (or worse).
Encourage readers to simplify and speed up their browsing experience.
gem install olddoc
rdoc -f oldweb
You can also use olddoc to generate NEWS entries
assuming you have git tags, a README file and .olddoc.yml
And "olddoc merge" to merge instances of "olddoc_placeholder" in
an HTML file with HTML fragments generated with other tools
such as pandoc(1). This requries an appropriately configured
.olddoc.yml with a "merge_html" section see olddoc(5)
== Source code
git clone https://80x24.org/olddoc.git
Please use git-format-patch(1) and git-send-email(1) distributed with
the git(7) suite for generating and sending patches. Please format
pull requests with the git-request-pull(1) script (also distributed
with git(7)) and send them via email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
All feedback (comments, results, feature requests, bug reports, patches,
pull-requests) via plain-text mail to the mailing list is very much
Please send plain-text mail to the list at <email@example.com>
HTML will not be read. olddoc is for GUI-phobes, by GUI-phobes.
Mailing list archives available at https://80x24.org/olddoc-public/
No subscription will ever be necessary to post to the mailing list.
olddoc is copyrighted Free Software by all contributors, see logs
in revision control for names and email addresses of all of them.
olddoc 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 3 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
olddoc is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License
for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt