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*Subject*: **Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: XSL implementation of DBTeXMath**

*From*:**Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>***To*: Allin Cottrell <cottrell@wfu.edu>*Date*: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 10:49:06 +0100

Allin Cottrell wrote: > Thanks, that works fine. One other observation. Your math.xsl > automatically inserts math delimiters ($ for inline and $$ for > display) in the PI for xmltex, when it encounters an <alt role="tex"> > element. I think it would be better to let the user insert the > delimiters as part of the TeX input. Your version fails if the user > has, say, specified the math with > > \begin{eqnarray*} ... \end{eqnarray*} > > because then there are double math delimiters in the .fo file, and it > won't compile. I'm sorry, I overlooked that your dbtexmath requests user to input math delimiters. On the other hand in my experience (which can be different from yours) a majority of equations are simple inline or display ones without eqnarray and similar environments and thus it is naturel to type them without delimiters -- delimiters can be automatically inferred from context -- <inlineequation> or <equation>. This however doesn't solve eqnarray problem. There are two solutions: 1. force user to type delimiters on every equation 2. add support for some processing instruction, which will turn-off automatic insertion of delimiters. E.g. <alt role="tex"> <?dbtex delims="no"> \begin{eqnarray*}...\end{eqnarray*} </alt> I personally prefer 2nd variant, but if your document contains a lot eqnarrays this is less suitable for you. We should setlle on some common practise definitely as it isn't good when DSSSL and XSL implementations aren't 100% compatible. So question is: variant 1 or 2? Jirka -- ----------------------------------------------------------------- Jirka Kosek e-mail: jirka@kosek.cz http://www.kosek.cz

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