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Re: [Axiom-developer] HyperDoc as static HTML

From: Kai Kaminski
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] HyperDoc as static HTML
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2005 19:32:41 +0200
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Page, Bill wrote:


This is looking great!

Here are some initial questions and suggestions.

On Thursday, July 07, 2005 11:52 AM you wrote:

I converted the old HyperDoc pages to HTML and put them up at I use jsMath,
a Javascript library, to format mathematical expressions, hence
Javascript must be enabled.

Could you suggest some links to pages that contain jsMath? I quickly
browsed a bunch of pages and the only math I saw was in "ASCII"
format. Perhaps you have not loaded the jsMath directory on your
server? I see a reference to:

You are right, of course. I forgot to copy those files. If you want to see some math go to

On the page:

I see some "PATCH NOT FOUND!" messages in RED such as:

We use a factorization-free algorithm.


What is it supposed to be?
Sometimes HyperDoc pages contain references to external 'patches'. In the original HyperDoc you might see an Axiom command and a button next to it. If you click the button, the corresponding 'patch' is loaded and replaces that portion of the page. Typically the patch would contain the Axiom command and the result, but the mechanism is more general, it also applies for plots for example. I assume that this mechanism was mostly useful for saving screen real estate in the HyperDoc browser. Nowadays that's not so much of a problem so I just include the patches in the HTML pages directly. If my code can't find a patch it insert a PATCH NOT FOUND message. I'll see if I can fix that.

The dynamic HyperDoc features, i.e. everything that requires
interaction with either Axiom or the OS, doesn't work, of course.

I presume these are things like the \lispdownlink{...} ? For
Yes. I would have to call Axiom I guess, and a static HTML page can't do that. Besides Axiom isn't running on that server anyway.

  \lispdownlink{Matrix}{(|bcMatrix|)} Create a matrix

You might try running this command manually or via a pipe in
Axiom like this:

 echo ')lisp (|bcMatrix|)' | AXIOMsys

and capture any usable output.
I could do that, but:
1) I've only been able to run Axiom since late yesterday.
2) This version of the HyperDoc is just meant to make it easy for everyone to read the pages, even if the old browser doesn't work. I'm not so much concerned with replicating every bit of functionality right now.

PS: Don't fix any errors in those files by hand. They are
generated automatically.

How/when (or if?) would you like errors to be reported to you?
If you find a problem with one of the pages, just tell me the URL/filename and give a rough description what's wrong with it, e.g. "ugIntroGraphicsPage.html contains visible LaTeX-commands".


PS: The 'About Axiom' page is there and contains the copyright notices, I guess. Any other license/copyright information that should be included in HTML comments or something?

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