Re: Shortref [was: Re: Super and Subscripts]

Terry Allen (
Fri, 20 Jan 95 12:28:13 EST

Lee Quin writes:
>I am not at all convinced about a supposed need for SHORTREF in HTML.
This is one of thse Dangerous Areas of SGML that is not widely supported,
and has, as we have seen, some unintuitive aspects.

and I concur. We have enough problems teaching users about simple
SGML markup. Perhaps a conversion utility would answer Dave R's
desire to have a simple (wrt to keystrokes) input format while
allowing those who use math only rarely to maintain a simple
(wrt to tag construction) view of HTML markup.


 Terry Allen   (