# [l2h] Possible to remove <P></P> before and after displaymath ?

**Ross Moore
**
ross@ics.mq.edu.au

*Wed, 22 Aug 2001 09:27:51 +1000 (EST)*

>* Hi!
*>*
*>* I my documents, I have many $$...$$ mathematics.
*>* When translated by Latex2thml, those environments are surrounded by <P></P>
*>* pairs.
*>* Is it possible to prevent this behaviour?
*
There are 3 distinct modes for translating mathematics to HTML,
and many sub-variants of these.
novice: the default, for putting small amounts of math
into otherwise non-mathematical content;
pro: for lots of maths; the default with \usepackage{amsmath}
and other AMS packages
expert: again for lots of maths, parsed extensively.
obtained using:
latex2html -html_version 3.2,math -nomath .....
In the future, there will be another `mathml' mode, when there is
a decent parser to use for creating the MathML code.
Then the -nomath switch will not be needed.
In both the 'pro' and 'novice' modes, there should not be
so much space before/after math displays, using <P></P>
in an artificial way.
On the other hand, it may be your own LaTeX source that
causes the extra empty paragraphs. For example,
... some text ....
$$
... maths ...
$$
...some more text
could result in the extra <P></P> due to the blank lines.
It would be better to use % comments, to retain the
visual layout but inhibit blank lines:
... some text ....
%
$$
... maths ...
$$
%
...some more text
>* Thanks if you can help me!
*
Hope this helps,
Ross Moore
>*
*>* Jean-Michel
*>*
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