[NTG-context] Improving pandoc's ConTeXt output

Albert Krewinkel albert+context at zeitkraut.de
Sun Jun 5 16:30:20 CEST 2022

Wolfgang Schuster via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl> writes:

> Hans Hagen via ntg-context schrieb am 05.06.2022 um 12:01:
>> On 6/5/2022 9:07 AM, Albert Krewinkel via ntg-context wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm currently trying to improve the ConTeXt output generated by pandoc,
>>> the document convert. There are two questions that we haven't decided
>>> on, and I'd be grateful to receive some feedback from ConTeXt experts on
>>> these issues:
>>> 2. Similarly, I'd like to start wrapping paragraphs with
>>>     `\startparagraph`/`\stopparagraph`. It is important for me to get
>>>     properly tagged PDF, but this would also make the output more
>>>     verbose. Is that something that you would find bothering, or do you
>>>     see adding the extra environment by default as an acceptable
>>>     practice?
>> I assume not that many users see (or manipulate) the output so it is harmless.
> \startparagraph can lead to unwanted side effects (I can't remember the details)
> and \bpar ... \epar is the safer alternative to add tags.

Thank you Wolfgang, I wasn't aware! Searching the wiki brought me to
<https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Epub_Sample>. It states:

> In places where \startparagraph does not work, such as itemizations,
> where it causes a blank line after the bullet and before the item
> text, use \bpar (and closing \epar) to tag paragraphs.

It's probably more consistent then to use \bpar ... \epar everywhere.

Albert Krewinkel
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