Mathematics on the Web: prototype available

Ka-Ping Yee (
Thu, 06 Jun 1996 05:23:20 +0900

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Date: Thu, 06 Jun 1996 05:23:20 +0900
From: Ka-Ping Yee <>
Subject: Mathematics on the Web: prototype available

This is just a note to let you know that a preliminary
implementation of the World-Wide Web's first structured
expression system is now available.  It should be able
to convey -- among other things -- mathematics, which
i've wanted for a long time.

Please have a look at

to see what i've done.  I have been working hard on this
project over the past few weeks, and i invite your comments
and suggestions; any thoughts you have about the design or
deployment method are much appreciated.

In particular, i'd like to hear how you might want to use
such a system, and whether it can be made sufficient to
meet your needs (given appropriate extensions).  Help me
explore the possibilities; how would you apply it?

At the moment only a mathematical context is defined, but
all sorts of structured expression should be possible; if
there is something important you see, however, that falls
outside the limits of its extensibility, i want to know.

Thank you very much for your time and help.

Ka-Ping Yee
University of Waterloo