back-translation and round-tripping
mail at milianw.de
Wed Oct 18 08:17:09 EDT 2006
Am Mittwoch, 18. Oktober 2006 02:28 schrieb Bowerbird at aol.com:
> i'll be doing some experiments myself,
> but i thought i'd ask here first about
> back-translation and round-tripping
> with markdown and its xhtml output.
> the object is to take markdown output,
> reduce it back to a markdown text-file,
> then regenerate the output again and
> compare it with the "original" output,
> repeating if necessary until there exists
> a pair of files that give perfect agreement.
> has anyone done such experiments already?
> is aaron's back-translation tool the best one?
> > http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/html2text/
> anyone know if/when/where it has problems?
> thanks in advance...
> p.s. anyone here have reaction to the
> analysis of markdown from ivan kristic
> for the one-laptop-per-child project?
I ported html2text to PHP and did some improvements myself:
I have not looked into it for quite a while now, but I think I'll hunt those
bugs down in the future.
Take a look there, I achive pretty good results.
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