Re: presentation markup for math -- Was: semantic markup for math

Fisher Mark (FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com)
Mon, 22 Jul 96 10:58:00 PDT


From: Fisher Mark <FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com>
To: www-html <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: RE: presentation markup for math -- Was: semantic markup for math
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 96 10:58:00 PDT
Message-ID: <31F3BFF6@MSMAIL.INDY.TCE.COM>


William F. Hammond writes in <199607192237.SAA25716@phoebe.math.albany.edu>:
>5.  HTML is not really very "structural".  For example, the SENTENCE
>    is not something that is recognized in HTML.  Does it make sense
>    to make HTML-Math more structural than HTML overall?

Yes, it does.  Eventually, HTML will give way to full SGML, and use of vi(1) 
and other non-GUI editors (for non-casual editing) will give way to GUI, 
HTML/SGML-aware editors that will enable easier use of structural markup. 
 The current condition cannot hold, so we should prepare for the future.
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Mark Leighton Fisher                   Thomson Consumer Electronics
fisherm@indy.tce.com                   Indianapolis, IN