[PlanetCCRMA] Any Spanish-speaking Planet CCRMA users out there?

Steve Harris S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Oct 4 13:20:03 2004

On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 12:50:19 -0700, Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> I'd love to have something like latex but that outputs html directly
> (ie: has the full programming power of tex inside, not that I know how
> to use it, of course)

You and me both :) I occasioanlly have to submit papers in HTML and its
mightily painful. Latex2html is pretty inadequate and writing without
mathmode and bibtex is a kind of torture.
> > but you could write it in
> > docbook++ (with translation extensions in whatever way you like) and then
> > use XSLT to produce multiple normal docbook documents from the extended
> > form.
> Interesting... google landed me in the w3c recommentation about xslt,
> pretty much the only thing I could understand is the simple example at
> the end. Feels powerful. Is there a url you would recommend to read more
> about this? A program I could use (and its rpm)?

I'm an XSLT newbie I'm afraid. I've only used mozilla, but you should
find a copy of xsltproc installed, its needed by gnome IIRC. There are a
ton of tutorials online, but I cant recommend a particular one.

Actually if you were using XSLT to do your transforms you could just start
with whatever you liked and transform it into multiple docbook format
docs, you could eg start with something you can sed your latex source
into. I'm not a fan of writing docbook, its much too verbose.
> > FWIW though, I would stick to latex :) If it aint broke dont fix it.
> My feeling as well, the current implementation of the site is simple, I
> like that. 
> Except that it is broken in a way. Not only would \ifthenelse or
> something equivalent be interesting to have for translations (at least
> for the way I picture translations could be done). It would be really
> nice to have different main pages specific to the different versions of
> the distributions, all generated from the same source. For that to work
> I'd also need conditionals...

You could use m4 or something, but at that point a 21st century solution
starts to look more tempting :)

- Steve