[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: behavior of @math with HTML output

From: Jacob Bachmeyer
Subject: Re: behavior of @math with HTML output
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2022 18:34:16 -0500
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090807 SeaMonkey/1.1.17 Mnenhy/

Vincent Lefevre wrote:
On 2022-10-14 21:11:19 -0500, Jacob Bachmeyer wrote:
Vincent Lefevre wrote:
On 2022-10-14 07:06:03 +0100, Gavin Smith wrote:
On Fri, Oct 14, 2022 at 12:40:08AM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
  * mathjax is not compatible with text browsers.
Not a bug, working as designed.
Also broken design as there is no correct fallback for text browsers.

This is an important point for developers, in particular because
manuals may be on a remote machine accessed via ssh.
Arguably, this (having only a text terminal for reading the manual)
is the use case for Info.

The user may want to choose the HTML version for various reasons.
  * Is there a way to follow web links (those declared with @url)
    with Info?
For the case of a remote session, this is easy: select and paste the URL into a local browser.
  * Is there a way to open different tabs with the Info reader?
    (FYI, w3m can, using the HTML version.)
  * Web browsers typically have bookmarks. This doesn't seem to be
    the case with the Info reader.

These do seem to be limitations of the current implementation.

-- Jacob

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]