On Tuesday, December 06, 2011 05:15:38 AM Alex Fernandez wrote:
> Hi, Steve and Guenter,
> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:46 AM, Guenter Milde <mi...@users.sf.net> 
> > On 2011-12-06, Steve Litt wrote:
> >> Hi Alex,
> >> 
> >> I found that my LyX comments don't get through to the finished
> >> HTML file, and eLyXer's Options class appears to have no option
> >> for passing through LyX comments.
> >> 
> >> How difficult would it be to add code so there's an option to
> >> convert LyX comments to <!-- HTML comments -->? Comments would
> >> be an excellent way to pass through eBook-only data, without it
> >> showing up in a book printed from the same LyX file.
> > 
> > IMO, LyX notes are just for LyX - they are also stripped from the
> > LaTeX.
> > 
> > OTOH, Comments (Insert>Note>Comment) are put as comments in the
> > LaTeX and should be put in the HTML, too.
> > 
> > In the *.lyx file, comments look like:
> > 
> > \begin_inset Note Comment
> > status open
> > 
> > \begin_layout Plain Layout
> > a comment
> > \end_layout
> > 
> > \end_inset
> Sounds reasonable. Steve, are you willing to try out a test
> version? I can send it to you privately.
> Alex.

Abso-Lutely, but I just had another thought. After seeing how LyXHTML 
handled comments, I'm beginning to wonder if the metadata not already 
provided in LyX (Title, Author and Date) should simply be put in a 
tiny XML file.

Doing it separately kinda sorta makes sense when you think about it. 
In my opinion, the LyX file should always be about how it looks in 
PDF, with another file(s) providing looks/metadata in a flowing text 
eBook. Actually, it might end up with three files, one for Kindle, one 
for iPad, and one for Nook, and one for Open ePad (yeah, I have 
trouble counting :-).

If you already have something that passes through comments, I'll be 
glad to test it today or in the next few days. Such a thing is 
probably a good thing in general. However, if you're doing it just for 
this specific thing, I'm thinking maybe hold off until all of us give 
it more thought.

I'm most of the way through a post processor for eLyXer-derived HTML 
files that turns them into everything needed to make a Kindle. My 
script is ugly, probably crashy in other circumstances, limited in 
what situations it can handle, featureless, and pre-pre-alpha, but 
when I get it working it can at least serve as a platform for 
discussions on how to do it right the next time.

Thanks for eLyXer. When you're making a Kindle book, it's the coolest 
thing since sliced cheese.


Steve Litt
Author: The Key to Everyday Excellence
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/stevelitt

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