[tex4ht] "page is empty" messages. But nothing seems wrong in the HTML

Nasser M. Abbasi nma at 12000.org
Fri Apr 6 10:06:59 CEST 2018

On 4/6/2018 2:30 AM, Michal Hoftich wrote:
> Hi Nasser,
>> May be I just have to switch to Linux. But I have apps
>> I need to use on windows, that is why I am stuck on windows.
> one slight issue I've found with your setup is that you use
> Make:htlatex {} four times in your setup, which is more than
> necessary, you need three compilations on the first run and usually
> just one on the subsequent runs, as the temporary files with table of
> contents and hyperlinks can be reused. Anyway, the one LaTeX
> compilation takes just about 20 seconds on my computer, so it is not
> that big deal. The big part of the compilation time is really Dvisvgm.

Thanks Michal. I took this file main.mk from you :). Just to make
sure I understand. Now the file has


Are you saying it should be

#Make:htlatex{}  --> remove this?

> The full compilation took 10 minutes on my computer (Core  i3-3220
> with 4 GB RAM, without SSD, native Linux), so I think there must be
> something that really slows down the compilation on Windows, as you
> have much more powerful computer and it takes two hours to compile
> this file.
> Best regards,
> Michal

Thanks for trying it! I guess it is the IO then. since
both cygwin and VBox must have slower IO than native
system due to emulation. Ok. I guess I need to buy
a new PC and use Linux just to ompile latex on it.

10 minutes compared to 2 hrs is amazing time difference!


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