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Old 09-18-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
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Problem with converting very simple HTML file with table

Using calibre 0.6.12 for linux on Ubuntu 9.04 32-bit.

I tried using the commandline:

Code:
ebook-convert test.html test.txt
on the following very very simple html file:

Code:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>test table</title>
</head>
<body>
<table>
<tr><td>Upper Left</td><td>Upper Right</td></tr>
<tr><td>Lower Left</td><td>Lower Right</td></tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>
ebook-convert hangs at "Building file list...". When I finally get sick of waiting, and hit ctrl-c, it dumps the following (if this means anything to you):

Code:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/tmp/init.py", line 47, in <module>
  File "/home/kovid/build/calibre/src/calibre/ebooks/conversion/cli.py", line 249, in main
  File "/home/kovid/build/calibre/src/calibre/ebooks/conversion/plumber.py", line 717, in run
  File "/home/kovid/build/calibre/src/calibre/customize/conversion.py", line 208, in __call__
  File "/home/kovid/build/calibre/src/calibre/ebooks/html/input.py", line 285, in convert
  File "/home/kovid/build/calibre/src/calibre/ebooks/html/input.py", line 336, in create_oebbook
  File "/home/kovid/build/calibre/src/calibre/ebooks/oeb/base.py", line 409, in __init__
  File "/home/kovid/build/calibre/src/calibre/ebooks/oeb/base.py", line 437, in namelist
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/os.py", line 294, in walk
    for x in walk(path, topdown, onerror, followlinks):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/os.py", line 294, in walk
    for x in walk(path, topdown, onerror, followlinks):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/os.py", line 294, in walk
    for x in walk(path, topdown, onerror, followlinks):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/os.py", line 284, in walk
    if isdir(join(top, name)):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/genericpath.py", line 41, in isdir
    st = os.stat(s)
KeyboardInterrupt
I have similar trouble trying to convert the above HTML file to other formats.

Anyway, why was I bothering converting such a pitiful little file? Well, I was trying to diagnose another problem I was having with ebook-convert when converting either HTML or ePub to plain text. In particular, it wasn't putting in a linefeed between rows of a table, unless I used the --linearize-tables option. However, then it puts in linefeeds even between columns in the same row. Thus, assuming the above file had worked at all, without ---linearize-tables, I would have got:

Code:
Upper LeftUpper RightLower LeftLower Right
with --linearize-tables I get:
Code:
Upper Left

Upper Right

Lower Left

Lower Right
What I would have liked to get, however, is something like:

Code:
Upper left Upper right

Lower left Lower right
...with either spaces or tabs between the columns in each row (--I'm not too picky about this, but there should be something--), and linefeeds (one or two) between the rows.

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Old 09-18-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
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Worked for me in under 3 seconds. try creating an empty directory, putting test.html in it and then running ebook-convert, the problem seems to be some sort of infinite link loop in the directory in which you've put test.html
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:15 PM   #3
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OK, that helps... although should it really matter if that file has no links in it?

Still, I get:

Code:
Upper LeftUpper RightLower LeftLower Right
Or, if using --linearize-tables

Code:
Upper Left

Upper Right





Lower Left

Lower Right
Is there a way to get:
Quote:
Upper Left Upper Right

Lower Left Lower Right
?

I suppose I could preprocess my files with some sed scripts, but I'd think for ebook conversion, putting one row of a table per line of text would make sense.

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Old 09-18-2009, 02:36 PM   #4
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Open a ticket for it and user_none (who wrote the TXT output, will comment)

the links in question are file system links not links in the file.
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