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Re: texi to epub

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: texi to epub
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 10:23:56 +0100

On Sun, Dec 19, 2021 at 04:39:04PM -0800, Per Bothner wrote:
> On 12/19/21 16:02, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > It was much easier in the HTML converter.  It is actually a bit
> > cumbersome, but it works.  To use XML compatible syntax, it is possible
> > to use -c 'USE_XML_SYNTAX 1'.  It is also possible to use only numeric
> > entities, with -c 'USE_NUMERIC_ENTITY 1', to add xmlns to the <html>
> > element with -c 'HTML_ROOT_ELEMENT_ATTRIBUTES 
> > xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml";'.
> From looking at the code (without any testing), it appears that all
> calls to close_html_lone_element_if_needed pass a string that ends with ">".
> A simplification might be to leave off the ">" in the argument, and instead
> have close_html_lone_element_if_needed append either ">" or "/>" depending on
> I would guess this might be slightly slower in the non-USE_XML_SYNTAX case
> (an extra concatenation with ">") but faster in the USE_XML_SYNTAX case
> (avoid the regex substitution), but neither likely to be measurable since I'm 
> also
> guessing it's not called that frequently.

As importantly, the code is simpler with your suggestion.  I implemented
it, thanks (I cannot access the GNU websites right now but I have a commit


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