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Re: [eLyXer-users] eLyXer footer

From: Jens Nöckel
Subject: Re: [eLyXer-users] eLyXer footer
Date: Sat, 1 May 2010 09:43:56 -0700

Hi Alex,
of course I don't have any problem with a footer if it can be turned off, and 
this decision should be up to the person who does the actual work on eLyXer, 
which is you... 
Apparently there are no other objecting voices - probably there will be no 
serious issue as long as the footer behavior can be consistently controlled by 
passing an option to eLyXer. And if the footer is an a <DIV> with a special ID 
(e.g., "eLyXer-timestamp-footer") then anyone could later turn it on and off 
with CSS in the final output (so there would be no need to re-run eLyXer if 
someone changes his mind about displaying the footer).


On Apr 29, 2010, at 2:45 PM, Alex Fernandez wrote:

> Hi Jens,
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 7:20 AM, Jens Nöckel <address@hidden> wrote:
>> if eLyXer is to be the default LyX exporter for HTML, I would tend to agree 
>> with Jack that a footer should be optional but turned off by default. I 
>> don't have a strong opinion on this, but I am looking at it by analogy to 
>> the main "export" format for LyX, which is PDF. There, we don't have a 
>> footer saying "created using LaTeX" either...
> I don't think that eLyXer is ever going to be the default HTML
> exporter, since 2.0 appears to have a "native" HTML export. Anyway,
> LyX can turn it off by default setting the --nofooter option.
>> The HTML code already identifies eLyXer in the "generator" meta tag anyway, 
>> so a footer seems a bit too intrusive (even though traditionally it is true 
>> that HTML converters such as latex2html have that by default). Even in 
>> htlatex (tex4ht) there is no footer when I (e.g.) use it to export ODT 
>> format. The difference between eLyXer and earlier HTML converters is that it 
>> directly parses LyX syntax and doesn't go through LaTeX, so I would say 
>> eLyXer should not have a default footer if tex4ht doesn't insert one, either.
> True, other HTML exporters seem to announce their names proudly. I
> don't think it will hurt. In retrospective I think that it would have
> helped immensely when diagnosing eLyXer problems. Do you think that it
> would be enough to have an option to turn said footer off?
> Alex.

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