Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 10:06:09 +0100 (BST) From: Dave Carter <dxc@ast.cam.ac.uk> To: "Robert S. Thau" <rst@ai.mit.edu> Cc: brian@organic.com, young@cs.purdue.edu, www-html@www10.w3.org, Subject: Re: <math>, <fig>, ... (fwd) In-Reply-To: <199605212322.TAA23239@volterra.ai.mit.edu> Message-Id: <Pine.GSO.3.93.960522100245.28410J-100000@cass26> On Tue, 21 May 1996, Robert S. Thau wrote: > > Unfortunately, if I'm not mistaken, this particular applet carries > with it the disadvantages of the HTML3 math proposal (in particular, > its equations largely specify presentation, and aren't in a form which > would allow a symbolic math package to manipulate them easily)... > > rst I am sorry I don't see this as a disadvantage, just a difference in requirements for different applications. I need to be able to present mathematical expressions and equations, I don't need to be able to manipulate them. In this respect the current <math> is fine for me, the only problem is it needs a few more symbols (basically a complete set of TeX symbols). Regards, Dave Carter