'External' viewers

Bill Janssen (janssen@parc.xerox.com)
Wed, 6 Oct 1993 17:57:00 PDT

Excerpts from ext.WorldWideWeb: 5-Oct-93 Re: Math markups Marc
Andreessen@ncsa.uiu (1333)

> The two options for people who want to put math online are then (a)
> use dvi or PostScript in external viewer.... We can
> possibly help (a) by considering how to make the link between external
> viewers and browsers tighter (e.g. Midas 2, which can instantiate
> ghostscript displays inside its own window just like ghostview)

This makes a lot of sense to me (surprise :-). I've never thought that
one particular viewer should be privileged. Perhaps the `browser'
shouldn't even have a viewer window, and all documents should be viewed
externally. In some ways, this is what window managers were intended