Gentoo Archives: gentoo-pms

From: David Leverton <levertond@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pms] [PATCH] Work around TeX4ht being weird
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 07:25:42
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-pms] [PATCH] Work around TeX4ht being weird by Christian Faulhammer
On Wednesday 15 April 2009 22:59:52 Christian Faulhammer wrote:
> This seems ok, although all the TeX4HT stuff is some kind of a bad > hack. Do we really need the HTML target?
"Need" is relative. It's not strictly required, but people seem to like it (and it seems to have mostly silenced the LaTeX-haters). It is also more convenient if you want to look something up quickly - just open the URL in your browser, no need to open up a PDF viewer and find the right page. And yes, TeX4ht is rather hackish, but the output is nice after a small amount amount of babysitting. The only thing I don't like is that it puts footnotes in their own HTML files.