Workbook for BaBar Offline Users - Printable Version
It was originally intended that the Workbook would be written in a
format that allows the simultaneous maintenance of online and
printable versions. However we have been unable to find such a format
that does not detract from the functionality of the online version.
We explored the use of LaTex, which could create a printable version
via postscript and an online version via the LaTex2HTML translator.
This format was recommended by the BaBar Documentation, Communication
and Information Task Force. But the URLs created by the LaTex2HTML
translator were not satisfactory in that
- they are not reader friendly, naming documents via long strings of
numbers such as ".../node12.html#SECTION00410000000000000000".
- they are not constant. If one adds a new section to the middle of
the document, the urls of all subsequent sections are changed
rendering bookmarks or outside links to the Workbook unusable.
Approaches such as LaTex2HTML go about things the wrong way for a
primarily online document such as the Workbook. They have one first
write a printable document and then convert this to html. The html
suffers in the process. Better results could be expected form a
system that has one first write an html document and then reformat
that for printing, but we currently know of no such system
(suggestions are welcome).
Test printable version
There is now a preliminary printable version of the workbook
available, which currently prints principal chapters of the workbook
in alphabetical order. You can access the printable version by
following this link.
Warning: this printable version is 200 pages long! Further,
this version doesn't include the other sections in the workbook, only
pages called workbook/name/name.html - not pages called
Feedback and comments on this printable version will be most
welcome. Pleas email firstname.lastname@example.org with
Last modification: 12 February 2003
Last significant update: 12 February 2003