Re: Super and Subscripts

Brian Behlendorf (
Fri, 20 Jan 95 16:50:41 EST

On Fri, 20 Jan 1995, Jim Hamerly wrote:
> I'm assuming a mature user model where creation and editing of HTML
> documents eventually will not require typing markup or hopefully, the
> user ever seeing it. Comments?

I think that ignores why HTML is such a popular language it is today - it's
easy to author in without any complex or expensive tools. My favorite HTML
editor is still Emacs, even without running html-mode.el. The decision to
make HTML more complex based on the concept that "nobody should ever have to
write in it" should be made very carefully, and I hope it would be backed up
by good public-domain editing tools. Now, given that, I totally see a need
for a tools that allows user to create a table or a mathematical equation
WYSIWYG-ish and export that to HTML to import into another HTML document they
are working on, but we should avoid making HTML as a whole a difficult
language to do by hand, lest it digress into something like PostScript.


p.s. - anyone know if Microsoft's hinted-at "HTMLPlus" is really our HTML
3.0, or their own take at "extending" the language?