Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

Twisted minds..

I just thought of a truly evil, twisted thing to program.I may be evil and weird for thinking of this, but if youimplement it, my hat is off to you...

Your task:Use Jakarta's custom tag libraries to interpret TeX documentsinto valid XHTML (CSS is kosher) that look like the documentswould as postscript. Bonus points if you can do it without CSSwhile still having it look decently close. It's kosher touse java graphics packages to do the equations you'd havetrouble doing in HTML, although if you can fake that out in CSStoo, even more bonus points. If request to render time is under 20seconds for a typical scientific paper, my hat is entirely off to you.If this takes you less than 2 months, I'll be stunned. Note that nouse of JNI or other tools to talk to a real TeX interpreter is permitted.Start when ready..

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