Re: ["William F. Hammond" <email@example.com>: listmail W3C-MATH-ERB]
I suppose most everybody in the HTML Math-erb read the EMJ list too,
but if not, here is a recent posting by Hammond that further
illuminates his message to us.
>EMJs may want to consider presenting articles for screen viewing
>as layered hypertext. One reason would be that an author might
>want it. Another reason would be that the EMJ might want to put
>up layered hypertext for free and reserve a flat easily-printable
>form for paid subscribers. (Yes, the layers could be printed up
>but in a rather messy way. The economics of this are parallel to
>those of taping recorded music off the air against purchase of the
>published recording. The published form is better, and those who
>can afford it will buy it. In the EMJ case the free layered form,
>if well constructed, would be better for screen viewing than the
>In connection with the subject of graphic inclusions in DVIs Hans
>Hagen had raised privately the question of whether there was any
>mechanism for including DVI in DVI. (The web is beginning with
>"frames" to consider recursive HTML.) I have not seen any such thing
>for DVI. Has anyone?
>This raises in my mind the question of pageless, headless, footless,
>marginless TeX and DVI. Of course, if such a thing makes any sense,
>it should also have at least formal standalone existence.
>I think that the mathematical community needs for the sake of its
>public relations to be able to show semi-formal typeset mathematics to
>a very wide audience (the generic member of which does not have DVI
>rendering). HTML-math might be the vehicle for this if popular
>browsers ever pick it up.
>Whatever the vehicle I think that we should be trying to standardize
>a narrow dialect of LaTeX (maybe also a narrow dialect of TeX) that
>could be simply auto-processed to the vehicle.
>It might be optimal for Math Reviews under MathSciNet. As it is, most
>of our deans cannot read our reviews.
> -- Bill