As you can see, there is no easy, maintainence-free solution
for this. It would be nice if there was some kind of
'render core' that could theoretically be abstracted out
of the Everything engine
, but there isn't (and probably
for a very good reason too).
So what can you do? Anytime i write a large post, i always start with POD. pod2html produces (IMHO) ugly HTML, but that's okay ... just filter the output through tidy:
pod2html write_up.pod | tidy > write_up.html
Now you have something to work with. The only problem is
escapes entities (< > & "
) for you.
This is both a boon and a bane ... boon because it escapes
any example HTML you have in your write up, bane because
it escapes common Perl operators (-> => > < = <=> "
) as well. Honestly, i have no perfect solution for cleaning
up this final step. I usually attack the problem with a
handful of semi-intelligent (or was that semi-braindead)
perl -pi -e
one-liners and finish the
rest by hand (data entry is so tedious). But it's better
than relying on a browser to not crash.
Also, don't forget about your scratchpad. It
is perfect for sculpting a write up. ;)
(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)
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