[tex4ht] future support for multicols in htlatex?

Nasser M. Abbasi nma at 12000.org
Fri Jul 12 08:08:43 CEST 2013

About 3 years ago I asked about the use of multicols in htlatex


I am writing this to ask if there are any plans for adding support
to this in htlatex.

I know this feature is still not official W3C item, but like many new
things in HTML5 and CSS3, many browsers now support many of these


For example, when I write this in Latex:



The pdf has 2 columns, but html does not.

So, now I end up using tabular to simulate 2 columns, but the semantics
are not the same as multicols or using \documentclass[twocolumn]{....}

I am just wondering if there are plans for the future to
add direct support for multiple columns in htlatex without the
use of tabular.

thank you,

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