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 Re: HyperLaTeX Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]> Tue, 9 Sep 1997 12:38:23 +0100 text/plain (34 lines) Hans Aberg writes:  > I just came across the URL (this is an  > offical archive for storing preprints), which discusses TeX/LaTeX macros  > which enables one to embed hyperlinks in the source. The idea is that a  > smart browser can convert those to real hyperlinks.  >  > Are there any plans including such macros in LaTeX3? (If not, it seems to  > be a good idea.) I have devoted considerable effort over the last 3 years to a LaTeX package which generates hypertex-style hyperlinks from normal LaTeX markup (the hyperref package). Largely, it works. Give it a go:-} As the LaTeX2e maintainers know, I would like more hooks in core LaTeX to ease my task and I think they accept the principle, but none of us has precisely defined the needs. So I would say there are 3 questions to look at:  1. how to get the real hyperlinks into the output; i don't think this     is LaTeX's job, and it is moderately well understood. hyperref, for     instance, can work with hypertex xdvi, pdftex, dvips->distiller-pdf,     OzTeX previewer, dvipsone, and dviwindow as browsers'. and, I     think, Scientific Word  2. whether to extend the standard LaTeX command set to include URL     references and point-to-point links (\label isn't really a proper     point), to avoid packages defining their own markup  3. whether core LaTeX does need extra hooks for people who writing     hypertext macros. For me, 2. is what I want dealt with. hyperref, hyper and latex2html define incompatible commands at present, and its verging on getting messy. Sebastian `