[Haskell-cafe] doc/html -> wiki -> xml
ketil at ii.uib.no
Wed Nov 16 04:10:34 EST 2005
Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:
>Oh no! Converting LaTeX to HTML is terrible, in my opinion. One reason for
>this is that LaTeX isn't a markup language and provides a mixture of logical
>and visual macros.
Conversely, I've occasionally tried to convert stuff - I think a TMR
issue was one example, and occasionally HTML documents - to PDF via
LaTeX. Unfortunately, people used a variety of ways to get the desired
look and feel, and it's very difficult to do the conversion
automatically (or 'unsupervised' as we like to call it here :-).
The ideal is to have a simple, rigid, semantic markup in the source
document. While I dislike XML at least as much as the next guy, it is
probably the best choice for this. Ideally, the DTD should be a lot
simpler than DocBook, but OTOH, DocBook comes with a lot of conversion
methods for free.
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