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Re: Dynamic Font Size

From: Alan G. Isaac <aisaac@american.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 23:50:56 -0500
Message-ID: <36F86F30.6C11FDF3@american.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org
CC: Jukka Korpela <jkorpela@cc.hut.fi>
One more novice question:

I finally got around to looking at
the list of entities at
 http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/sgml/entities.html

Looking at the mathematical operators,
I am very puzzled. There is a perfectly
good set of entity names in extremely
wide use: the TeX/LaTeX/AMSLaTeX
names. Why not simply adopt these rather
than inventing new ones?

Specific examples:
Why &exist; instead of &exists; ?
Why &isin; instead of &in; ?

It seems to me that the people most
likely to be using these entity names
are also most likely to be TeX users.

--Alan G. Isaac
Received on Tuesday, 23 March 1999 23:54:30 GMT

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