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Re: Adding simple graphics in HTML

From: Alan G. Isaac <aisaac@american.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 12:29:44 -0500
Message-ID: <36C9AB08.35E96496@american.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org
CC: Ian Samson <IDSamson@beauty.hsrc.ac.za>, "Zhixian, Ong" <Ong123Z@URegina.CA>
Perhaps I'm missing the point here,
but it seems to me that the LaTeX
picture environment offers an example
of just how much is possible with a
few simple constructs.
The drawing "environment" could be created
by setting aside drawing space
similarly to the use of the IMG element,
with syntax presumably closer to Java
than to LaTeX for object placement.
Such functionality is very desirable.
--Alan G. Isaac

Ian Samson wrote:

> I have worked in an academic environment for 12 years and not one  person
> has complained that HTML is incapable of doing "simple graphics"  for
> "lines and boxes". Lines and boxes are extended ASCII characters,  used to
> their advantage in the DOS environment.
> How do you propose using Line Drawing Characters in a graphical environment
> where there are hundreds or thousands of different font types  and
> character sets?
> Surely the academics would by now have developed this if it were  remotely
> possible ... considering the history of the Internet!
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