On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Aditya Mahajan <adit...@umich.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Oct 2009, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
>> Bruce,
>> very briefly: I'm very very short on time this week, so won't be able to
>> look into this until middle of next week, but I just wanted to let you know
>> that I find your idea great. I had been thinking of adding an xml template
>> for simple presentations. your html-based stuff looks gorgeous, so I would
>> like to know more about it. And let us know what exactly it is that you're
>> missing in simple-slides. In theory, titles are typeset in layers, so
>> everything should be there.
> I also like this idea. In fact, it will not be too difficult to map these to
> simple-slides. Basically
>      <li class="slide title">
>        <h1>Test Slide Show</h1>
>      </li>
> should be translated to
>     \setupTitle[title="Test Slide Show",author=,date=]
>     \placeTitle

Well, except that I want the option to have this sort of rendering
elsewhere in the presentation. I see you address that in a followup;
would love to see you add that macro.

BTW, I'm an  academic as well, so using this for both teaching and
research presentations (my immediate concern here; have a talk coming
up in a few weeks I'd like to try this on).

> and
>     <li class="slide">
>        <h1>Hello</h1>
>        <ul>
>          <li>one</li>
>          <li>two</li>
>        </ul>
>      </li>
> should be translated to
>    \SlideTitle{Hello}
>    \startitemize
>        \item one
>        \item two
>    \stopitemize
> we currently do not have any specific environment for blockquote (but Thomas
> and I have discussed adding something similar). The vanilla ConTeXt
> equivalent \startblockquote ... \stopblockquote doesn't do anything fancy.
> Finally,
>        <li class="slide imgbig">
>           <h1>Container Ships</h1>
>           <img src="filename.jpg" />
>        </li>
> should be translated to
>    \IncludePicture[horizontal][filename.jpg]{Container Ships}
> I do not know what is the best way to do these translations. ConTeXt can
> also handle XML files, so it is just a matter of writing the translation
> rules in ConTeXt. Or, if you prefer, you can write an XSLT transformation.

Yeah, using XSLT is pretty straightforward for this.

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