[texhax] Using hevea
steve at srevilak.net
Tue Sep 13 03:30:37 CEST 2011
>I am trying to learn how to blog, and most things I write about
>emacs in HTML mode is fine. I can then cut and paste from emacs
>to the "editor" the blog has.
>This last document started getting complex, and among other things
>I thought a Table of Contents would be useful. Manually making
>the ToC and keeping it in sink with the evolving structure of the
>document got to be a pain. Time to investigate LaTeX to HTML.
Since you're already using emacs to compose your blog posts, you might
consider trying org-mode . Org-mode can convert an
outline-structured text document to HTML (or LaTeX), and it can
generate a TOC for your documents.
>I started with tex4ht. It seems to be too interested in
>presentation, and most of the structure seems to be in the
>attributes of tags. And way too many <div> and <span> for me to
>work with. I then tried hevea, and it seems workable.
>Hevea doesn't seem to know anything about hyperref. So, I am
>getting warnings about underscores and improper anchors, but that
>is editable. The biggest annoyance seems to be tables. While you
>can define a table in HTML that only has a body, the HTML
>definition allows for HEAD, BODY and FOOTER. And in LaTeX, a
>table only has content. So, every table will need polishing.
>Which is fine, I might even be able to figure out how to get perl
>to rewrite the HTML to do this.
>This note is not a complaint. It is an observation. Hopefully it
>helps others. It may be that I haven't found the best solution
>yet. And advice along that line is also welcome.
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