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Re: behavior of @math with HTML output

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: behavior of @math with HTML output
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2022 07:06:03 +0100

On Fri, Oct 14, 2022 at 12:40:08AM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2022-10-13 21:15:57 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > I agree with Gavin, you should not use @math if you want normal text,
> > but given that there is now good support of TeX math in texi2any for
> > HTML with any of the 3 HTML_MATH option,
> All of them are buggy:
>   * l2h generates image files as documented, which have many drawbacks
>     (do not work with text browsers, not accessible, font size issues
>     with a graphical browser...).

That is not a bug.

>   * Concerning t4h,
>       @math{@var{base} \le 16},
>     yields "@varbase ≤ 16 ,", so @var doesn't work (while it is needed
>     to ensure exactly the same typography/code as outside @math, e.g.
>     <var>base</var>) and there is a spurious space before the comma.

This is a minor bug but Texinfo commands like @var should not be used inside

The space before the comma is also a bug - I haven't investigated
whether is is in texi2any or tex4ht.

>   * mathjax is not compatible with text browsers.

Not a bug, working as designed.

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