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Re: Which mathematical operator is allowed in HTML

From: Inanis Brooke <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 15:20:14 -0800
Message-ID: <000201be4988$bae4f6a0$732fb3d1@alatus>
To: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>
I completely agree with Frank's assessment of HTML. From my comprehension,
HTML is merely a formatting language. Just about everything in HTML pertains
to formatting how information is presented, which is a good reason why HTML
and CSS go hand-in-hand. CSS should be considered a part of HTML, just as
much as an <img> element is. If not, then another markup language will
undoubtadely replace HTML that does things HTML can't.
XML will be able to have mathmatical operators, but then you have to either
write your own dtd, find someone else's, or put pieces of other dtd's
together and edit them to fit your needs.
HTML shouldn't be considered a "programming language." If anything,
sgml/xml-style dtd's are, but html should really be considered as being a
dtd... one in which mathmatical functions have not been supported yet.

----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
To: Fredrik Danielsson <fredrik.danielsson@telia.com>; www html
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 1999 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: Which mathematical operator is allowed in HTML

As HTML is sent as a string, everything must be converted to a non-string if
you want to use it that way, so strictly speaking HTML has no mathematical
operators or integers. However you can convert a string into an integer or
any thing else using script..

Both JS and VBS have specific functions for doing this, and also have the
full range of operators.


Frank Boumphrey

XML and style sheet info at Http://www.hypermedic.com/style/index.htm
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Author: Using XML on the Web (March)
----- Original Message -----
From: Fredrik Danielsson <fredrik.danielsson@telia.com>
To: www html <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 1999 3:33 PM
Subject: Which mathematical operator is allowed in HTML

It's really two simple questions:

Which mathematical operator are allowed in HTML? and
Is there any way to set numerical variables in HTML?

Fredrik Danielsson
Received on Tuesday, 26 January 1999 19:04:05 UTC

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