Re: A Modest Proposal

Philip Thrift (
Wed, 1 Feb 1995 15:13:46 +0100 wrote:

(With the SHORTREF maps, HTML 3 math looks-sort-of-like-
but-really-isn't TeX, but it doesn't claim to *be* TeX.)

Using the approach of embedding LaTeX in HTML via preprocessing
one can modify the TEX filter to output the appropriate data. For now,
it outputs a transparent GIF, but could be modified to output HTML 3.0.

As a transparent GIF, of course, it is not decomposable.

It also allows the author to write LaTeX math expressions (which may
be easier for complex notation) and they would be automatically converted
to HTML 3.0.

Philip Thrift