[l2h] Skipping an input file

Bob van der Poel bob at mellowood.ca
Thu Oct 22 05:51:35 CEST 2020

I think I have found the problem. But not an easy solution.

In my input file I have the following line:

  \path{\$HOME/.config/mma/mmarc} --- a file in the user's home
configuration directory.

which, now, works perfectly for latex2html. However, with normal latex it
prints a leading '\' in front of the '$'. If I leave the '\' out, then it
works for latex, but the entire file is missing in latex2html.

I think the error is coming about since I have redefined the \path{}
command in a "if latex2html file". The path command in url.sty (according
to the note by my \renewcommand{} says that the url.sty version doesn't
work with '~'s). my new command just sets a texttt{} font.

I will do some more work on this in the morning. Thanks!

On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 8:17 PM Ross Moore <ross.moore at mq.edu.au> wrote:

> Hello Bob.
> On 22 Oct 2020, at 1:54 pm, Bob van der Poel <bob at mellowood.ca> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 7:34 PM Bob van der Poel <bob at mellowood.ca> wrote:
>> I have a project with a number of files listed in a master file. Each
>> file is processed like:
>>   ....
>> \input{docs}
>> \input{paths}
>> \input{effects}
>>  ...
>  The latex output is perfect. However, latex2html skips the 'paths' file.
> No warnings that I can see. Anyone have any idea why this file would be
> skipped?
> Is this in the preamble, so that these files are providing definitions,
> or is it in the body of your document, so that they are providing material
> to be presented?
> If the latter, have you tried  \include  rather than  \input ?
> Or have you tried leaving a blank line between those  \input  command
> usages?
> Does this make any difference?  (to either the PDF or the HTML result)
> As a follow up to my earlier mail ... other files in the program reference
> items in the missing file. However, since the file is missing the links
> point to the wrong file (actually the next file in the list).
> This is all very strange.
> LaTeX2HTML is not based upon a TeX processing engine.
> Instead it tries to interpret your document source without reference to
> font machinery,
> falling back on images in situations that are too complex to handle as
> text-only.
> If you treat it as if it is TeX-based, then you will likely be asking for
> things that
> are just not covered, and then be disappointed at the result.
> Read the manual.
> That covers pretty well what works and says a bit about what does not.
> Hope this helps.
> Stay safe.
> Ross
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