Super- and subscripts in HTML+Dave_Raggett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave_Raggett <email@example.com>
Subject: Super- and subscripts in HTML+
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 93 10:18:50 BST
Mailer: Elm [revision: 220.127.116.11]
Bob Stayton, Technical Publications at The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
has requested that we include support for subscripts and superscripts:
> We use superscripts primarily for trademark attribution
> (e.g., TM and r-circle), as well as in a few instances of
> mathematical exponents within a sentence. We also use
> subscripts as a mathematical index on certain man pages. I
> wasn't asking for a full treatment of mathematical
> equations, which I agree should be handled as embedded
> figures. But a simple exponent within a sentence should
> not be forced into being a graphic in my opinion. The
> formatting is relatively simple (move up or down a
> half line until turned off), and would seem to be
> within the scope of the simple formatting done
> in WWW clients.
I have just added these as presentation styles to the inline emphasis tag:
There has been a lot of interest lately in
There has been a lot of interest lately in mc .
(HP-speak for measurement, computation and communication)
The suggestions for rendering emphasis are:
a) allow users to tailor the display via user prefernces
e.g. italic, bold, underline, highlight, super/subscript
b) default to italic or highlighted text for unrecognised types
These changes will make their way to the CERN copy soonish.
p.s. Does anyone mind if I change the generic emphasis tag from EMPH to EM?