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I found several nawk and gawk scripts scattered all over the Internet for converting BibTeX files to HTML mostly written in 90s. A quick look into source code indicates, not surprisingly, that some of them will not produce valid XHTML 1.0 strict tags. Before I try to clear up somebody's nawk script (I do not use gawk) can anyone recommend me a script which works well from your own experience? I am OK with gawk as long as I do not have to fix anything. I would also consider a nice Perl or Python script. I must shamefully admit that I have not investigated Perl and Python solutions properly.

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As phrased, I'm worried that this is borderline for off-topic. It's not clear how expertise in TeX or BibTeX would help with the question posed, which is about awk. –  Joseph Wright Jan 5 '12 at 8:54
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Biber aims eventually to deal with such cases. At the moment (as of version 0.9.8), you can use the --bltxml option to ouput a BibLaTeXML file instead of a .bbl. BibLaTeXML is experimental still but it's XML with a defined schema so converting this to HTML is likely to be much easier than from .bib format directly, using XSLT. This is generally a better approach as the actual HTML output will vary a lot depending on what you want it to look like exactly.

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