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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 21 months ago

#810 closed task (fixed)

Choose between text, HTML or TeX abstract submissions

Reported by: jbenito Owned by:
Priority: high Milestone: v1.2
Component: Abstracts Version: 0.96.x
Keywords: Cc:


...and adapt the Pdf creation and web display to this choice.

Req'ed by Leonard Burtscher


On 05.06.2007, at 18:11, Thomas Baron wrote:

> Leonard Burtscher a écrit :
>>> Why do you need an extra field for the Tex abstract. Why not allowing people to submit Tex directly in the abstract field?
>> Yes, we could have done it that way. But some people thought that code doesn't look that nice and as we were not able to parse it we decided to only allow simple text in the abstract fields and let people upload their TeX abstracts separately.
> Here is how I see the possible implementation:
> When setting up the conference the organiser may choose the format of the abstract field either simple text, Tex or HTML.
> Depending on the chosen format all display interfaces (web, PDF) will try to adapt to it.
> This implies we have Tex->HTML and Tex/HTML->PDF translators. If you have ideas about this, please do not hesitate to bring them on!

Sounds good. What we would need to do next is create those translators, right? TeX to PDF should be easy using pdflatex and some default preamble (we would only need to accept the most basic commands, no fancyboxes etc.). For TeX to HTML we could use <>.

I think the most critical part will be the syntax checking as many people will (at first) not submit valid TeX or HTML...

Please let us know if you will implement that option in INDICO (when...?). We might be able to provide some of those translators.

Best regards,

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by jbenito

  • Milestone changed from v1.xx to v1.5

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by jbenito

  • Milestone changed from v1.5 to v1.1
  • Type changed from defect to task

Also needed for [Jochen Thaeder for QM2014]

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by jbenito

  • Milestone changed from v1.1 to v1.3

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by jbenito

  • Milestone changed from v1.3 to v1.2
  • Status changed from new to awaiting_merge

comment:5 Changed 23 months ago by pferreir

  • Status changed from awaiting_merge to merging

comment:6 Changed 21 months ago by jbenito

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from merging to closed
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