Re: Expectation to --no-pdf option (was Re: [PATCH v2 0/5] Address some issues with sphinx detection)

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Fri Jul 08 2022 - 10:02:58 EST

Akira Yokosawa <akiyks@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> In my tests, the mathjax extension works with all the versions of Sphinx
> I tested (1.7.9, 2.4.4, 3.4.3 (debian bullseye), 4.2.0 (openSUSE LEAP 15.4),
> and 5.0.2).
> Note that math expressions should look much sharper (vector fonts)
> than those from imgmath (pixel images).
> The time for a browser to complete the rendering might be longer than
> with imgmath, especially for pages with a lot of math expressions,
> though. (Yes, I see some of media documents have a lot of them.)
> When you are detached from network connections, browsers will give
> up and show those expressions in mathjax source code.

Pulling in a bunch of JavaScript from the net while browsing the kernel
docs is not an entirely pleasing solution either. But perhaps it's
preferable to loading the system with Latex. I kind of wish we could
just do without the fancy math processing entirely, but I lost that
battle some time ago...:)

Mauro, have you looked at that option?