[l2h] 3 questions

Ross Moore ross@ics.mq.edu.au
Sat, 5 Oct 2002 14:14:10 +1000 (EST)

> latex2html,
> To developers:
> 1) do you plan to produce formulas in MathML


  I'm working on doing exactly this, using John Plaice's Omega
  to be the TeX engine that produces XML/MathML files,
  to be referenced via HTML's <OBJECT> tags.

  The current text+images in HTML will be the content of the
  <OBJECT...> ....  </OBJECT>, for existing browsers
  that do not support MathML.

> 2) maybe you shoud produce XML not HTML

  well, XHTML would be a reasonable aim.

> 3) i would write l2h in java, which has everything to produce both
> HTML and XML, and only requres an gs file importer, which can be
> written in day or two (if you have a little time).

  You are welcome to try.
  There are thousands of lines of Perl coding that encode the logical
  structure of LaTeX environments and macros, to be re-expressed in
  a more standardised form.
  The bulk of the work lies in re-doing this interpretation.
  Java is no better a language for this than is Perl or Python.

  Besides, it would be better to join the Omega team, and use
  a much faster, fully compiled system to achieve this aim.
  Much of this work is done already.

Hope this helps,

	Ross Moore

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>  Victor Zagorski 05.10.2002 10:14 
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