[NTG-context] future versions

Alan Braslau braslau.list at comcast.net
Wed Jul 25 18:18:10 CEST 2018

On Wed, 25 Jul 2018 09:50:58 -0400
Rik Kabel <context at rik.users.panix.com> wrote:

> On 7/25/2018 04:19, Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:
> > Am 2018-07-25 um 03:29 schrieb Rik Kabel
> > <context at rik.users.panix.com>: 
> >> I would ask for more stylistic or semantic tagging to be added to
> >> the XML export. A good example is that of bibliographies, where
> >> font styles carry significant semantic meaning (depending on the
> >> standard used: italic for book titles, ibold or talic for volume
> >> and issue numbers, and so on.) The xml output reflects none of
> >> this.
> >>
> >> I do not know whether one would want stylistic tagging (italic,
> >> bold, ...) or semantic (booktitle, issue number). In either case,
> >> they could be implemented as highlights or tagged elements, both
> >> of which are currently carried through, and the user could then
> >> apply the appropriate styling with css or other transformation
> >> mechanisms.  
> > Generally, you get stylistic tagging by using \definehighlight.
> > I replaced \em and \bf by \emph{} and \strong{} in my projects.
> >
> > Didn’t try real bibliographies or xml input yet, but I guess you
> > can change the setup to use those. 
> \definehighlight does not (by default) nest. You can handle this to
> some degree in css or xslt for XML exports, but it is not an
> acceptable replacement for font switches with pdf output. And since
> the syntax for highlights ( \highlight{text} ) differs from that for
> font switches ( {\highlight text} ), it is not simply a matter of
> different environments for each output format, although perhaps
> \groupedcommand might help (I have not tried this).
> But that is in some ways beside the point. A user should not have to 
> find and modify every instance in the source where such setups occur. 
> When exports or tagging are enabled, it would be good if this were 
> automatically done.

Do you know about


You can thus save your bibliography data for use, rather than or in
addition to the rendered list.


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