HTML and ConTeXt

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The Problem

Several issues arise when a TeX document is to be constructed collaboratively.

A Solution

There are several different ways to address each of these issues. For instance

I would like to offer a different path towards solving these issues, especially with the aim of involving non-TeX folks in the process. Essentially the approach is to use a web-based Wiki to construct parts of the document and then use Ruby to translate HTML syntax to ConTeXt syntax. The advantages I can think of are:

Now, without much ado, to the details ...

Using Wiki software for collaborative document preparation

Any Wiki software may just be fine. In this document I will use a new Ruby Rails based wiki software known as Informl to illustrate key ideas. One attractive aspect of Informl for my colleagues who are used to WYSIWIG software is that while in edit mode, a real-time preview is available in a twin-window.

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Translating HTML into ConTeXt using Ruby


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