[l2h] User-written latex class files with latex2html

Werner Arnhold warnhold@zedat.fu-berlin.de
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 11:30:45 +0200

Am Dienstag, 13. August 2002 15:45 schrieb Fred L. Drake, Jr.:
> William T. Martin writes:
>  > \usepackage{html,htmllist,color,makeidx,epsfig,orieweb}
>  >
>  > It loads perl versions of these packages, but orieweb is not written in
>  > perl:
> My solution for the Python documentation was to supply Perl support
> for both my additional packages and the document classes I define.
> This works well, and let's the LaTeX documents use the conventional
> LaTeX way of doing things.  It probably makes more sense if there are
> going to be several documents using the package.

This is a very nice idea. I tried it myself, but I am not very experienced
especially in Perl. So I had a lot of trouble to find out the interface for
a Perl script to be written. Is there any documentation about that?

> The painful part, of course, is that using this approach means that
> you need to write Perl code to support all of the markup constructs
> defined in the package it's emulating, and that can be painful at
> times.  If there's a lot of semantic processing that can happen at
> document-formatting time, it can be a real boon.
>   -Fred

Werner Arnhold
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