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A history of markup languages

This is a slideshow originally produced for PyCon UK 2017.


The files

All sources are in reStructuredText, and thus intended to be readable as plain text.

(Note that github will present the .rst files in rendered form as HTML, albeit using their own styling (which makes notes a bit odd). If you want to see the original reStructuredText source, you have to click on the "Raw" link at the top of the file's page.)

Since this version of the talk uses PDF slides, which I produce via pandoc and TeX, I'm including the resultant PDF files in the repository. These will not necessarily be as up-to-date as the source files, so check their timestamps.

There are two versions of the slides here - the shorter (about 25 minutes) version, and the longer (about 45 minutes) version.

Making the PDF and HTML files

For convenience, you can use the Makefile to create the PDF slides, create the HTML version of the extended notes, and so on. For instance:

$ make pdf

will make the PDF files.

For what the Makefile can do, use:

$ make help

Requirements to build the documents:

and an appropriate make program if you want to use the Makefile.

CC-Attribution-ShareAlike image

This slideshow and its related files are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


A talk on the history of markup languages



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