re: HTML+ support for eqn & Postscript

Marc Andreessen (
Fri, 18 Jun 93 20:54:44 -0500

Torben Noerup Nielsen writes:
> >I will have a look at eqn and Latex to get a feeling for what would
> >be involved in extending HTML+ to directly support equations, and how
> >one could deal with it in browsers.
> Eqn and TeX are essentially equivalent as far as mathematics is
> concerned. Yeah, TeX is supposed to be more ``standard" in terms of
> spacing and so forth, but structurally, they are equivalent. Eqn is
> old, but incredibly useful and quite clean as well.

TeX/LaTeX is the only way to fly, if we're going to do equations. A
much larger number of people already know how to use it.


Marc Andreessen
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications