Re: A Modest Proposal

Paul Rarey (
Fri, 27 Jan 1995 17:51:50 +0100

On Jan 26, 23:22, Bill Brooks wrote:
> Subject: Re: A Modest Proposal

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}There certainly is a "cross-platform standard for defining an
}equation, it's called "LaTeX". I've often wondered why the authors of
}HTML just didn't adopt and/or adapt it instead of reinventing the
}wheel and coming up with Yet Another Language.

Where's the ftp://??/?? for the LaTeX Windows & MAC viewers?

}Also, the way some scientists are distributing technical material over
}the web involves running their original LaTeX file through a
}LaTeX-to-HTML translator which move all mathmatical figures into .gif
}files. Sending all of these .gif files over the 'Net can't be more
}efficient than just sending LaTeX markup codes, which are just ASCII

Where is one of these xlators? I'd love to have one.



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