Displaying a whole dvi file as a single long page.
For an example of how this looks, see the single-page
version of "A Note on Association Schemes".
This is a technique advocated by Leslie Lamport. It will take quite a
bit of work to get right.
- A very simple technique, usable for small documents, is to simply set your TeX
textHeight to a very large number. Then TeX generates a single page containing
your whole document.
It looks a little silly to have a 1 at the very bottom :-).
TeX will run out of memory if you take this too far.
If somebody wants to look at page 1 and then page 50, they have to wait for the
whole dvi file to download.
- Another technique involves chaining together many invocations of the DVIOnePageApplet
in a single html file. Some experimentation is required here, to see how to avoid
having every page downloaded by default. Perhaps don't start loading the document
until the first paint( ) request is received.
- Links within a document are going to be hard to get right.
See project 5, Scrolling within a page to show linked-to text.
- When chaining together several applets, outlines will not work across page boundaries.
If your whole document is a single large outline, then this is a problem.
A different approach which does not have this problem involves writing a new parser,
based on idvi.display.PageParser. This parser would ignore the kTokenBeginPage and
kTokenEndPage tokens, creating a single large Block structure for the whole document.
This would allow cross-page links, colored text, and outlines.