[tex4ht] [bug #277] make timestamps in HTML output optional

Erik Brangs erik.brangs at gmx.de
Tue Mar 29 14:11:58 CEST 2016


                 Summary: make timestamps in HTML output optional
                 Project: tex4ht
            Submitted by: ebrangs
            Submitted on: Tue 29 Mar 2016 03:11:58 PM EEST
                Category: None
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                Severity: 1 - Wish
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
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             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any



Currently, tex4ht always outputs meta tags that contain the date. Please
consider introducing an option to control this behaviour. There's a patch (
debdiff.txt ) for the Debian package of tex4ht at
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=789843 that could possibly
be adapted to implement this. The patch likely wasn't forwarded to you because
the Debian package currently has no Debian maintainer.

A potential use case for the control of date in meta tags is the update of
HTML files that are kept in a version control repository. If all HTML files
are always generated at once (even for source files that didn't change), the
new HTML files will differ from the old ones only in the date. This leads to
diffs that mostly contain noise (i.e. the changed dates). That makes the real
changes harder to spot.


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