Olddoc - old-fashioned RDoc generator

olddoc contains old-fashioned document generators for those who do not
wish to impose bloated, new-fangled web cruft on their readers.

olddoc contains oldweb, an HTML generator without any images, frames,
CSS, or JavaScript. It is designed for users of text-based browsers
and/or low-bandwidth connections. oldweb focuses on text as it is
the lowest common denominator for accessibility and compatibility
with people and hardware.

== Reasons

  • No CSS. Encouraging users to use CSS leads to problems like
    copy-paste hijacking:
    Copy-Paste from Website to Terminal
    External CSS also increases page load time as it often blocks page
    rendering. Asynchronous loading of CSS also causes accessibility
    problems as links/buttons may move as a user attempts to click.

  • No JavaScript. There is a constant barrage of security and
    client-side performance problems associated with it. It’s also
    unreasonable to expect users to rely on LibreJS and inspect every
    piece of JS they run.

  • No frames. Frames are an accessibility hassle and unfriendly
    to users of tiny screens on mobile devices and text-based browsers.

  • No images. Not everyone can view or afford bandwidth to load images.
    This also reduces the potential for security vulnerabilities as less
    code gets run. Furthermore, loading the wrong image in a public
    place can get you arrested (or worse).

Encourage readers to simplify and speed up their browsing experience.
They can disable CSS, JavaScript, and images in their browser without
missing out!

== Usage

gem install olddoc
rdoc -f oldweb