[luatex] setupbackend in lualatex?

Patrick Gundlach patrick at gundla.ch
Wed Jul 20 11:31:48 CEST 2011

Am 20.07.2011 um 11:22 schrieb Ulrike Fischer:

> Am Tue, 19 Jul 2011 21:57:08 -0700 schrieb Johannes Wilm:
>> Hey,
>> I have had issues with converting latex to epub/html/mobipocket for years. I
>> started using lualatex some months ago and it works quite well for all my
>> other purposes.
>> Today I then stumbled over the \setupbackend which is available in Context
>> and which allows for HTML/epub to be produced easily by using some lua code.
>> Now as I understand it, given that lualatex uses the same binary and hat the
>> conversion likely happens by first letting the binary read the entire DOM
>> and then exporting it, it seems that the same scripts really should work for
>> lualatex as well, right? 
> Theoretically: yes.

There is a little bit more to it, though it can be simulated otherwise. For example with ConTeXt you have more structured sectioning commands. I don't remember what it was but something like


where in LaTeX you have \section{...}, but when does the section end? Is it always clear?


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