Message-Id: <9409151636.AA09426@dxmint.cern.ch> Date: Thu, 15 Sep 94 18:28:22 DST From: "Thomas Netousek (-4263)" <tkn@VNET.IBM.COM> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: HTML+ I do not doubt that LaTeX can be regarded as a document structuring language, but I do doubt that users will be happy with a typesetting system built on TeX. What I expect from a WWW browser is, that paragraphs are formatted according to my personal preferences of font, color and window size. Therefore the _viewer_ must be able to re-format paragraphs on the fly, and this is a point at which TeX is very bad suited. Therefore, if I now adopt a system built on top of TeX with pre-formatting, one day our mind will change and we will want to have on-line reformatting. And this functionality will put us at the same stage in development, where we are today -- only a few years later. Therefore I think we should adopt TeX's strength (typesetting of formulas and tables), but leave out its weakness (static formatiing intended to be printed out on fixed-format paper). Thomas Netousek email@example.com.