Experiences with Pandoc

Cheetham, Anastasia acheetham at ocadu.ca
Mon Aug 25 13:52:42 UTC 2014

On Aug 22, 2014, at 4:50 PM, Richards, Jan <jrichards at ocadu.ca> wrote:

> I assume this means that the internal go-between format it uses (since I can't imagine there are 1-to-1 conversion paths for every format combination) doesn't have sufficient accessibility richness. 

Yes, that’s the issue. The developers commented:

“...pandoc works by parsing the raw HTML to a syntax tree and then rearranging this and writing new HTML from the AST. The AST is not fine grained enough to ensure that writeHTML . readHTML == id”

They do make the point that we’re actually converting HTML to HTML, which is unnecessary since all we really want is the packaging functionality. Hence my suggestion that we switch to an alternative process.

Anastasia Cheetham     Inclusive Design Research Centre
acheetham at ocadu.ca           Inclusive Design Institute
                                        OCAD University

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