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Re: problem with groff.texi: @ref{} in PDF and HTML fomats

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: Re: problem with groff.texi: @ref{} in PDF and HTML fomats
Date: Fri, 7 May 2021 00:51:20 +1000
User-agent: NeoMutt/20180716

Hi, Gavin!

At 2021-05-04T20:31:15+0100, Gavin Smith wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 03:16:52AM +1000, G. Branden Robinson wrote:
> > Not knowing anything about Texinfo internals, and seeing what happens when I
> > comment these lines out, I suspect the problem lies with the following.
> > 
> >     @c This suppresses the word `Appendix' in the appendix headers.
> > 
> >     @tex
> >     \gdef\gobblefirst#1#2{#2}
> >     \gdef\putwordAppendix{\gobblefirst}
> >     @end tex
> > 
> > Evidently this technique is too crude.  Is there a better way to accomplish 
> > this
> > that will reliably work on all supported Texinfo output formats?
> The code wasn't written to allow this kind of customization.  I can
> see where the word "Appendix" is output in the chapter heading, in
> \chapmacro, but there's no obvious user-accessible way to override
> this.

Thank you for the advice.  I've corrected the problem in groff's git
repository; DVI and PDF output no longer look strange.


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