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Re: groff -Thtml bug

From: Gaius Mulley
Subject: Re: groff -Thtml bug
Date: 23 Apr 2007 12:08:31 +0100
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Andries Brouwer <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 10:58:51AM +0100, Gaius Mulley wrote:
> Hi Gaius,
> > Hi Andries,
> > 
> > thanks for the bug report.  The bug in still present in the current
> > cvs, in fact the current cvs ignores any generated images in the .TL.
> > iirc this is because images are not allowed in-between title tags.
> But of course formulas in the title of an article are not uncommon.
> > However a work around would be to use the .HTL macro to set the
> > text of the html title tag and then to produce a graphic title using
> > eqn.
> Thanks!
> By the way, a wish-list item here would be for -Thtml to generate
> output without images. As we notice, images cause problems, and
> also are a maintenance problem: it is easier to have a single web page
> than a web page together with a few hundred images. Also, loading
> may be slowed down greatly by all these images.
> Of course in general $...$ formulas can be arbitrarily complicated.
> But as it happens in the present case, all formulas are of the simple
> type $x sub ij$ or $x sup 3$, well rendered by <i>x<sub>ij</sub></i> or so.
> So, wish-list item: a grohtml option to tell it that images are
> undesirable, and in-line html is preferred.

Hi Andries,

sure, you might be interested in the xhtml device which should do all
this.  The code has been written and patches are in the pipeline -
being refined at the present, hopefully resubmitted in the next few
days for inclusion into the groff cvs,


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