[LON-CAPA-users] xhtml --> latex translation issues

Lars Jensen lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 1 Nov 2002 16:32:53 -0800 (PST)

Hi Guy,

Here is another translation issue I noticed:

<ol type="A"> and <ol type="a"> both translates into the latex enumerate
environment, i.e. the latex environment uses arabic numerals to list the
items , not upper case or lower case, respectively, as it should. This
is a problem when making reference to list items.

Above is an example of the reason why I first thought that might be 
better to write problems in latex and then translate then to 
xhtml for the web, rather than the "official recommendation" 
which is the other way around. TtH is so complete in its translation 
that almost nothing is lost in the latex -> html translation.
It seems like the xhtml -> latex is much more incomplete, even at the
basic level. This makes it hard to write problems because if I want to
follow the "official recommendation", then I need to know in advance what
xhtml to avoid because it doesn't translate nicely to latex. 

Is there any documentation about what xhtml code translates "nicely"
into latex, and what xhtml code translation is not supported?


On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Guy Albertelli II wrote:

> Hi Lars,
> > What is the cleaner way of writing problems? 
> > In latex or in xhtml? 
> The current official suggestion is to write them in xhtml, and resort
> to using <m> only when mathematics needs to be shown.
> This will put the least load on the machines, and should look good in
> both locations.
> > 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? 
> Yes it would.
> <table>
> <tr><td><b> 
> all convert well when printing..
> You of course can do what ever works for you.
> (0.6.0 will have significantly better printing facilities.)
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