Re: <math>, <fig>, ... (fwd)

Brian Behlendorf (
Tue, 21 May 1996 11:49:45 -0700 (PDT)

Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 11:49:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Brian Behlendorf <>
To: Fisher Mark <>
Cc: Dave Carter <>, "'MegaZone'" <>,
Subject: Re: <math>, <fig>, ... (fwd)
In-Reply-To: <31989194@MSMAIL.INDY.TCE.COM>
Message-Id: <>

Am I a pariah for thinking that the functionality which <math> hopes 
to encompass would be much better suited to a different data type 
altogether, embedded in HTML using <object> rather than trying to 
squeeze it into HTML proper?  Separating it out makes implementation 10x 
easier (just distribute plug-ins), makes evolution independent from HTML, 
and gives authors a number of ways to represent their data (i.e., I might 
have the Mathematica data type, the postscript version, and a GIF 
version, and content-negotiate between them).


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