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From: Brian Powell <powellb@hawaii.edu>
To: Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Inconsistent use of \ref and \eqref in ox-latex and ox-html
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2020 21:22:05 -1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m2a738ym76.fsf@hawaii.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87h7xhxlyt.fsf@nicolasgoaziou.fr>

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Thank you for the message. I spent about 2 hours on it today learning more about lisp and the internals to explain your email to me. I learned a lot.

I have modified ox-html.el to include a local OPTION as well as a customizable setting. I tested with both as well as with an export option. All three worked correctly. I also updated the org-manual.org.

Please find my patch attached.


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diff --git a/doc/org-manual.org b/doc/org-manual.org
index 6d5a34e56..69a36d6c7 100644
--- a/doc/org-manual.org
+++ b/doc/org-manual.org
@@ -12531,6 +12531,15 @@ settings described in [[*Export Settings]].
   to typeset LaTeX math in HTML documents.  See [[*Math formatting in
   HTML export]], for an example.
+  #+cindex: @samp{HTML_EQUATION_REFERENCE_FORMAT}, keyword
+  #+vindex: org-html-equation-reference-format
+  Specify the MathJax command for referencing equations
+  (~org-html-equation-reference-format~). The default is to wrap in
+  parentheses using "\\eqref{%s}". Setting to "\\ref{%s}" is consistent
+  with LaTeX export.
 - =HTML_HEAD= ::
   #+cindex: @samp{HTML_HEAD}, keyword
@@ -12898,6 +12907,9 @@ files.  This method requires that the dvipng program, dvisvgm or
 ImageMagick suite is available on your system.  You can still get this
 processing with
+The command for formatting equation references can be configured via
 : #+OPTIONS: tex:dvipng
 : #+OPTIONS: tex:dvisvgm
diff --git a/lisp/ox-html.el b/lisp/ox-html.el
index e70b8279b..4848028a2 100644
--- a/lisp/ox-html.el
+++ b/lisp/ox-html.el
@@ -121,6 +121,7 @@
     (:html-link-home "HTML_LINK_HOME" nil org-html-link-home)
     (:html-link-up "HTML_LINK_UP" nil org-html-link-up)
     (:html-mathjax "HTML_MATHJAX" nil "" space)
+    (:html-equation-reference-format "HTML_EQUATION_REFERENCE_FORMAT" nil org-html-equation-reference-format t)
     (:html-postamble nil "html-postamble" org-html-postamble)
     (:html-preamble nil "html-preamble" org-html-preamble)
     (:html-head "HTML_HEAD" nil org-html-head newline)
@@ -761,6 +762,20 @@ The function should return the string to be exported."
 ;;;; LaTeX
+(defcustom org-html-equation-reference-format "\\eqref{%s}"
+  "MathJax command to use when referencing equations.
+Default is to wrap equations in parentheses (using \"\\eqref{%s}\)\".
+Most common values are:
+  \"\\eqref{%s}\"    Wrap the equation in parentheses
+  \"\\ref{%s}\"      Do not wrap the equation in parentheses"
+  :group 'org-export-html
+  :package-version '(Org . "9.3")
+  :type 'string
+  :safe t)
 (defcustom org-html-with-latex org-export-with-latex
   "Non-nil means process LaTeX math snippets.
@@ -3113,9 +3128,9 @@ INFO is a plist holding contextual information.  See
                     (eq 'latex-environment (org-element-type destination))
                     (eq 'math (org-latex--environment-type destination)))
                ;; Caption and labels are introduced within LaTeX
-	       ;; environment.  Use "eqref" macro to refer to those in
-	       ;; the document.
-               (format "\\eqref{%s}"
+	       ;; environment.  Use "ref" or "eqref" macro, depending on user
+               ;; preference to refer to those in the document.
+               (format (plist-get info :html-equation-reference-format)
                        (org-export-get-reference destination info))
              (let* ((ref (org-export-get-reference destination info))

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On Fri, Apr 17 2020, Nicolas Goaziou wrote:

> Hello,
> Brian Powell <powellb@hawaii.edu> writes:
>> The issue is that when exporting equation numbers with ox-html, it uses MathJax's \eqref that wraps the equation in parentheses, for example:
>> "Refer to (3) for more."
>> However, when exporting the same document with ox-latex, it uses Latex's \ref that does not wrap the equation in parentheses. Would it be possible to add an option or variable to ox-html for the user to select whether to use \ref or \eqref on export?
>> For those of us that publish to HTML and PDF, it is very difficult because you end up with either double or no parentheses.
>> My proposed fix would be a change to ox-html from:
>>                (format "\\eqref{%s}"
>>                        (org-export-get-reference destination info))
>> to
>>                (format (if org-html-export-mathjax-ref "\\ref{%s}" "\\eqref{%s}")
>>                        (org-export-get-reference destination info))
>> The variable org-html-export-mathjax-ref is non-nil to use \ref vs.
>> nil to be the default \eqref.
> The variable could be more general, e.g.,
> org-html-export-equation-reference-format, and default to "\\ref{%s}".
> Note the export back-ends do not use variables directly. It would be
>   (format (plist-get info :html-equation-reference-format)
>           (org-export-get-reference destination info))
> where the correspondence between :html-equation-reference-format is set
> in back-end definition.
> Also, it needs to be referenced in "HTML specific properties" section of
> the manual.
> Would you want to propose a patch ?
> Regards,

  reply	other threads:[~2020-04-19  7:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-10 21:56 Brian Powell
2020-04-18  8:00 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-04-19  7:22   ` Brian Powell [this message]
2020-04-19 10:46     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-04-19 23:13       ` [PATCH] " Brian Powell
2020-04-20 16:40         ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-04-20 19:52           ` Brian Powell
2020-04-21 17:46             ` Nicolas Goaziou

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