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1.5 Breaks

It is also possible to "break" an arrow with a label using the | character: $\xymatrix@1{A\ar[r]|f&B}$ will set tex2html_wrap2500.

If you just want an empty break you should use the special \hole break: the arrow tex2html_wrap2502 was typeset by including $\xymatrix@1{ A\ar[r]|\hole & B }$ in the text.

A different use of breaks is to place a label somewhere in a diagram outside the normal matrix mesh: this is accomplished by "breaking" an invisible arrow obtained using the @{} arrow style: the square


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was typeset by

\xymatrix{\ar @{} [dr] |{=}
 A \ar[d] \ar[r] & B \ar[d] \\
 B \ar[r]        & C        }
There is more on breaks in section 2.7.

 

Exercise 4.

Typeset the first axiom of category theory as the display


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Answer.

 

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Kristoffer H. Rose <krisrose@brics.dk> December 19, 1996 / LaTeX2HTMLv96.1-h