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Re: Adding simple graphics in HTML (Part II)

From: Alex Montgomery <amontgom@miranda.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 08:59:56 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.19990217082042.009fecc0@mail>
To: <Ong123Z@URegina.CA>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

Considering that the W3C is actually trimming down HTML in an attempt to get
rid of all tags that don't have to do with the structure of a document, (I have
read countless articles talking about how HTML is only for *STRUCTURE* not for
formatting) and having just finished a draft on the SVG language, I doubt
they'll be too keen on adding a new set of tags... 

However, for graphs and other math related drawings, perhaps MathML (an
implementation of XML) supports it... (I don't know, I haven't looked at the
MathML spec yet..) or you could bring it up in a MathML discussion forum and
see if there are any plans for that...

Alex Montgomery

your original post was rather long, so I trimmed it down to the part I'm
dealing with..

At 11:53 PM 2/16/99 -0500, you wrote: 

            I'm not proposing any line or graphics drawing characters. In my
opinion, characters are really too limited to be of any decent use in graphics.
Rather, I'm proposing this: Design a set of HTML tags that will draw graphics.
Received on Wednesday, 17 February 1999 08:59:45 UTC

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