Poetry and Maths

Marc Andreessen (marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu)
Tue, 25 May 93 08:55:55 -0500

"Peter Lister, Cranfield Computer Centre" writes:
> This brought me on to mathematical expressions. There is real
> requirement for these in technical documents, and at the moment all I
> can do is include a bitmapped image screen dump in a document, or link
> a dvi document containing a compiled TeX expression and hope that the
> browsing end has xdvi. Not good when the TeX source is circa twenty
> bytes. What's the general opinion?

The general opinion, I think, is that TeX's syntax should be used.
That equates to a LOT of work. Anyone feeling particularly wealthy


Marc Andreessen
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications