[NTG-context] context to markdown/html

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Mon May 7 00:37:18 CEST 2012

On Sun, 6 May 2012, Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس   سماوي حامد wrote:

> On Sun, 06 May 2012 14:29:58 -0600, Aditya Mahajan <adityam at umich.edu> wrote:
>> On Sun, 6 May 2012, Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس   سماوي حامد wrote:
>>> I have a paper done in ConTeXt that I would like to put online. I _could_
>>> manually convert my input to markdown, but I was wondering if the
>>> xml/xhtml export options could be used to accomplish the same thing.
>> Why do you want to introduce markdown as an intermediate format? The
>> exported XML can be used directly.
> I opened the xml code in my browser, and there is zero formatting whatsoever. 
> So it seems that something else is needed to get the formatting right for the 
> web. Hence my thought of converting to markdown.

If you set


then the exported xhtml file should link to context-export.css file and 
most modern browsers render the xml correctly (at least opera, firefox, 
and chrome on Linux render it correctly).

> Ok, so I have the .export and .css files. How do I turn them into something a 
> browser can display correctly?

See above.

> How can I turn it into something I can copy 
> and paste into, say, WordPress?

You cannot. ConTeXt does not generate xhtml; it generate xml. The only way 
to convert xml to xhtml is to use a xmlproc stylesheet (or write your own 
xml conversion code in a programming language).


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