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Re: html manual +css

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: html manual +css
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:52:06 +0900

> On Jan 15, 2020, at 22:43, Patrice Dumas <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 09:12:15PM +0900, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
>>> The Guix developers managed to implement syntax highlighting by
>>> post-processing the HTML.
>>> (
>> Wow, I just checked this page:
>> and the source if full of css "hooks" even for the parens in the code...
>> What they do is interesting, and I guess some kind of postprocessing would 
>> be possible to achieve what I suggest, but instead of that, I'm guessing 
>> that just having texinfo add the css selectors would be easier.
> There are already hooks to customize the HTML produced, but it requires
> knowing perl and digging into the HTML customization API which is not
> documented anywhere.

Are you talking about ?

>> Also, what's interesting with the current HTML export is that even though it 
>> is quite "old" in terms of standard (supposed to accept HTML 3.2 if I 
>> remember correctly ?) adding appropriate classes and IDs is just enough to 
>> access even bleeding edge CSS. Hence the idea of adding the appropriate 
>> "hooks" directly from texinfo.
> Currently the default is 4.01 Transitional.  But there is a
> customization file to produce HTML 3.2 in tp/init/

The default is high enough that it allows for <div>, <span>, class and id. 
That's all we need to make good use of CSS selectors.

Jean-Christophe Helary
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