[l2h] different versions of the tex-file

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Sun Nov 23 06:47:53 CET 2003

Hi Phil,

On Sun, 23 Nov 2003, Phil Lanch wrote:

> yes: for a start, it encouraged me to try altering my LaTeX in case that
> would help.  it seems to cause problems if i place commands such as
> \excludecomment{versiona} or \begin{versiona} in the middle (or end) of
> a line, so i've now put each at the start of a new line.  now the only

Yes, for include/exclude environments to work properly,
you need to use new lines for the \begin{...} and \end{...} markup.

> thing that doesn't work the way i'd like is that each (included) comment
> environment is turned into an image: they're perfectly good images, but
> images weren't necessary, simple HTML could have done the job.  is this
> what you expect latex2html to do?  is it difficult to stop it doing it?

Your code below simply says to include/exclude the environments.
It doesn't say how to translate their contents; that's why you get
the images.

You still need a \newenvironment definition, even if it
doesn't do much; e.g.




The  \begin{htmlonly}...\end{htmlonly}  restricts this
definition to processing by LaTeX2HTML, in case there
is already a sensible definition for LaTeX.

> a minimal example:
> ===================== start =====================
> \documentclass[a4paper]{article}
> \usepackage{html}
> \includecomment{versionpriv}
> \excludecomment{versionpub}
> %\includecomment{versionpub}
> %\excludecomment{versionpriv}
> \begin{document}
> \begin{versionpriv}Secret info
> \end{versionpriv}
> \begin{versionpub}[Omitted from online version]
> \end{versionpub}
> \end{document}
> ====================== end ======================
> to the original poster: if you're seeing different problems, please go
> ahead and post your own example.

Hmm; it seems that LaTeX doesn't need a separate definition for the
environment. It wasn't implemented that way for LaTeX2HTML.
I think that it is better to retain delimiters for such environments,
to that extra HTML markup can be added, if desired.

Hope this helps,


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