[NTG-context] Overriding / redefining / disabling standard commands

Alan Braslau braslau.list at comcast.net
Tue Jun 26 04:00:03 CEST 2018


On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 20:50:51 -0400
Rik Kabel <context at rik.users.panix.com> wrote:

> On 6/25/2018 20:11, Alan Braslau wrote:
> > On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 19:11:30 -0400
> > Rik <rik at panix.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On 6/25/2018 17:52, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> >>> \startmode[ebook]
> >>> \setupbackend[export=yes]
> >>> \stopmode
> >>>
> >>> \starttext
> >>>
> >>> \index{Knuth}\input knuth
> >>>
> >>> \index{Ward}\input ward
> >>>
> >>> \index{Zapf}\input zapf
> >>>
> >>> \startnotmode[*export]
> >>> \completeregister[index]
> >>> \stopnotmode
> >>>
> >>> \stoptext
> >> Unfortunately, this does not suppress generation of index
> >> references in the exported output. Here is a snippet of the
> >> -div.html file generated by the example you provided:
> >>
> >>      <div class="registerlocation index" href="#aut-1"
> >>      onclick="location.href='#aut-1'"><!--empty--></div>Thus,
> >> I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not
> >>      only be the implementer and first large--scale user; the
> >> designer should also write the first user manual.
> >>
> >> and a snip of the output with the default css:
> >>
> >> Thus the request for a (simple) mechanism to redefine or disable
> >> standard commands. There are commands other than \index that might
> >> also benefit from similar treatment.
> >>
> > \def\MyIndex#1{\index{#1}}
> >
> > is one route.
> >
> > Another might be
> >
> > \let\index\gobbleoneargument
> >
> > (use at your risk)
> >
> > Alan
> >
> This would work if \index took one argument, but it takes as well an 
> optional argument preceding the required argument, and so these fail.
> 
> The best solution would seem to be one which does not require
> knowledge of the number of required and optional arguments, but that
> might be a stretch.
> 
> That is why I asked for help.

\setupregister[index][referencing=off]

Besides, if you use \index, why object to index reference tags in the
export?

Alan


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