[Haskell-cafe] Haddock - How to write formulas ?

Mateusz Kowalczyk fuuzetsu at fuuzetsu.co.uk
Tue Jan 7 18:35:47 UTC 2014

On 07/01/14 12:18, Antonio Nikishaev wrote:
> Mateusz Kowalczyk <fuuzetsu at fuuzetsu.co.uk> writes:
>> On 07/01/14 01:42, Carter Schonwald wrote:
>>> I would really love to use MathJax in the haddock HTML backend. Is there
>>> any way (however hacky) that I could do that?
>> I looked up how MathJax is used and as far as I can tell, it's just
>> the case of putting the MathJax JavaScript header into the file,
>> right? We already use JavaScript on the Haddock-generated HTML pages,
>> for example the synopsis box.
>> While I prefer JavaScript-free web I think that for viewing on
>> Hackage, it'd be possible to just stick the header into the generated
>> files and be done with it. Here are some caveats:
>> * You suddenly allow for part of documentation to be rendered by
>>   someone else, over the Internet. The problem is that documentation
>>   suddenly becomes worse for everyone browsing without JavaScript or
>>   browsing locally, without an Internet connection. Embedding images
>>   avoids both of these problems.
> No. It's rendered in the browser.

It still requires an Internet connection, does it not? Many people
prefer to browse without JavaScript anyway (myself included) and if the
documentation suddenly requires JavaScript to view properly, this is a

Mateusz K.

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