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Re: Re: Making raw HTML appear in a notebook exported to

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  • Subject: [mg103707] Re: [mg103680] Re: Making raw HTML appear in a notebook exported to
  • From: David Reiss <dreiss at>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 09:02:31 -0400 (EDT)
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HI Leonid,

Yes, the technique of using templates and then doing string
replacements is exactly what I use in the Blogging code for .  And that Is what I was working
on extending to solve my problem.

Mark McClure in his answer gives the really simple way of doing this
via ConversionRules that I was hoping for.

Thanks for your help!


On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Leonid Shifrin <lshifr at> wrote:
> Hi David,
> There is a possibility which I used in publishing my book online. The reason
> I did not answer your initial post is that I was expecting others to come up
> with a better solution than mine. What I did was a kind of a rudimentary
> "template" engine. If you have a look at my site
> <>, you will  notice that the pages produced by
> Mathematica are embedded in one or another template. Those templates I
> produced separately as html pages, and then wrote Mathematica scripts which
> took the pages generated by Export, and used some simple string recognition
> to parse them and find how to do the embedding. It worked pretty well forme
> given that I have more than 500 pages and the embedding was done correctly
> for all of them. Once I realized that with this procedure I am no longer
> confined by the way Export does things, it was a big relief. The main
> limitations  of course are that this procedure does not scale as the
> complexity of the site grows, and the content is static. I have it in my
> plans to convert this into some simple html-generating framework for
> Mathematica, but did not find time for it so far.
> I think, similar approach could work for you. You could simply use some
> descriptors (string tokens, say) for the cell of interest so that the script
> running after Export is done, will replace the generated html with a
> different one, for this particular cell. This can be achieved rather easily,
> in many cases much easier than forcing Export into submission.
> Another possibility (I never tried it so this is just a blind guess) is to
> try webMathematica -  may be it already implements all the functionality you
> need?
> Regards,
> Leonid
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 4:23 PM, David Reiss <dbreiss at> wrote:
>> Hmmmm....  No takers on this challenge?  Come on folks you can do
>> better than this!
>> Consider it a challenge!
>> Do I have to figure **everything** out for myself?   :-)
>> --David
>> On Sep 30, 5:02 am, David Reiss <dbre... at> wrote:
>> > I want to export a notebook to html with a particular behavior of a
>> > particular cell.
>> >
>> > The cell in question should have its contents exported so that those
>> > contents appear in the html of the resulting file exactly as written
>> > in the cell.
>> >
>> > In essence I want to be able to insert raw html into the final html
>> > file.
>> >
>> > This would be to, for example, embed a youTube video in the final html
>> > file, or to embed some other object by having the html for that
>> > embedding in the source notebook in the particular cell.
>> >
>> > I am sure that I can figure this out via some sophisticated
>> > manipulation of the notebook via tagging and so on, but is there a
>> > direct way to do this without changing the behavior of the normal html
>> > export of the other cells in the notebook.
>> >
>> > I am wanting to do this so that I can easilly embed things in the
>> > output of the blogging functionality
>> > of
>> > .
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> >
>> > --David

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