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

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 19:08:38 UTC 2014

In the case of MathJax, the fall back is you just get some inline latex.

On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, Mateusz Kowalczyk wrote:

> On 07/01/14 12:18, Antonio Nikishaev wrote:
> > Mateusz Kowalczyk <fuuzetsu at fuuzetsu.co.uk <javascript:;>> 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
> problem.
>
> --
> Mateusz K.
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