[Perl] Designing the Ultimate Presentation Tool
tzafrir at technion.ac.il
Tue Nov 12 23:46:18 PST 2002
On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Reuven M. Lerner wrote:
> Remember, DocBook is a semantic markup language.Even if you want to
> argue that modern HTML is only a semantic markup language, it's not
> nearly as rich as DocBook.
Talking's nice. But where are the presentation tools?
HTML is not a great meduim for presentations, unless you know in advance
what your browser is capable of (or at least untill browsers will be
*really* HTML 4.01 and CSS1 (and 2?) compliant)
> But let's ignore semantics (ha, ha) for a moment, and think about
> practical issues.My Linux box came with the following programs:
Most of those don't work with Hebrew, BTW (anything that relies on the TeX
convertor: tex, dvi, pd, pdf)
Anyway, those are convertors for "articles" or "books" (in latex speak).
The seminar class in latex does a number of things:
- puts the slide in a frame
- comments can be printed outside, or separately
- fonts are larger in the slide (for the same style)
- the slide is placed in a floating frame. It is possible to configure the
- Some styles based on seminar put page counter etc. in the slide frame
(I probably forgot a number of things)
There are probably HTML and/or CSS equivalents for most of those.
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