[LON-CAPA-users] latex or xhtml in problems?

Ray Batchelor lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 12:02:33 -0800

Hi Lars,
             If having the printout out work is importantant to you, then I 
would suggest putting the tex inside <tex></tex> tags and the html inside 
<web></web> tags.   I have found, for simple things, using only xhtml  is OK,  
but I run into problems when hoping to rely on that alone to produce 
something that works and looks reasonable in the printout.   
I'm going a little "cool" on the <m> tag.  
No doubt, someone will tell me that that is because I don't understand it.



On October 30, 2002 11:41 am, Lars Jensen wrote:
> What is the cleaner way of writing problems? 
> In latex or in xhtml? 
> Let's say that I have a longer problem with several header tags, lists,
> tables. I have a choice of typesetting these in latex, or in xhtml. What
> should I choose? 
> One example might be something like this:
> -----begin problem text-------
> \section*{Problem with a Table}
> Here is a table:
> {\centering \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|}
> \hline 
> \textbf{a}&
> \textbf{b}&
> \textbf{c}\\
> \hline
> \hline 
> A&
> B&
> C\\
> \hline
> \end{tabular}\par}
> What is the entry in the first colums, second row?
> -----end problem test-------
> This problem has a table and some formatting in it. If I include above
> latex code in a pair of m-tags it should will come out fine both on 
> a web page and on a printout for the student.
> For the web, the same problem could be generated in xhtml code. If I
> wrote the problem in xhtml, though, would it come out nicely (or 
> at all?) on a printout? 
> It seems that the preferred way to problems that contain some formatting
> is with latex. The above latex was written in LyX in less than one
> minute, then I exported the problem text as latex, and pasted it into
> the lon-capa editor. 
> Any comments on the best way code problems appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Lars.
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