Re: Structure v. pages (was Re: HTML+)

CyberWeb (web@sowebo.CHARM.NET)
Thu, 15 Sep 1994 16:17:04 -0400 (EDT)

Ryan Bernard said:
> If these assumptions are true, why are we wasting our time downgrading the
> small simple contributions that HTML is making to the ability to deliver
> on-line text and graphics? One of the beauties of HTML currently is the fact
> that you don't have to be a rocket scientist to use it (no offense to all
> you rocket scientists out there). I think we are asking too much and failing

OK - none taken.

> to appreciate the sea changes taking place in communications if we try to
> make HTML into something like LaTex. Instead, we should just concentrate on
> making browsers that read LaTex and let the people who want to use that
> standard use it instead of HTML.
I recently completed the first phase of a Remote Proposal Submission
system implemented on WWW. It's very much based on forms entry, but
the major problem was to get decent layout. After much experimentation,
the chosen solution was to parse the LaTeX from the paper-based version
to get field coordinates to translate into HTML preformat mode..

World-Wide Web Virtual Library