A little Scala project to convert AsciiDoc to clean, simple HTML alvin February 2, 2019 - 1:12pm
Table of Contents1 - A shell script solution2 - A JavaFX GUI3 - Summary

I recently started using AsciiDoc to write a new book. A great thing about it is that unlike Markdown, you can use AsciiDoc to write a book and get all of the features you want in a book, including linking between anything, captions for tables and figures, indexes, etc. Because this got me started using AsciiDoc I thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I could also use AsciiDoc to write blog posts like this one?”

Sadly, I quickly ran into a problem: I couldn’t find a good way to convert AsciiDoc into HTML, or even Markdown. There are tools to convert AsciiDoc to HTML, but for some reason they take the approach of including a ton of markup in the HTML (divs, spans, and attributes), and as far as I can tell there’s no way to turn off that markup.

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A shell script solution

jQuery - Create a textarea, insert text into a textarea

jQuery FAQ: How do you create a textarea using jQuery? Also, how do I insert content (text or HTML) into a textarea with jQuery?

I don't know if this will make any sense without showing my HTML, but I just used the following jQuery code to (a) get contents from a specific div tag, (b) add a textarea just before that div, (c) put the HTML contents into the new textarea, then (d) remove the original div. So, in essence, I created a new textarea with jQuery and inserted HTML into that textarea, but I got the HTML from my original div.