I am working in a custom html template for my Rmd reports and I want to add the author's email as an icon (fontawesome) on the header. This is how this part of the template looks like:
$if(author.name)$ <span> $if(author.email)$ <a href="$author.email$"><i class="fas fa-at"></i></a> $endif$ <h2>$author.name$</h2> </span> $else$ <h2>$author$</h2> $endif$
And in the Rmd header:
author: name: "John Doe" email: "firstname.lastname@example.org"
This does not work because pandoc seems to convert
$author.email$ to an anchor by default. My pandoc skills are very limited and googling/scanning the documentation did not help.
Is there a way to avoid this automatic conversion (via a tag for example) or to force this pandoc variable to be just a string? Any other tips are welcome.