'External' viewers

Bill Janssen <janssen@parc.xerox.com>
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Date: 	Wed, 6 Oct 1993 17:57:00 PDT
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From: Bill Janssen <janssen@parc.xerox.com>
To: www-talk@nxoc01.cern.ch, marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Marc Andreessen)
Subject: 'External' viewers
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Excerpts from ext.WorldWideWeb: 5-Oct-93 Re: Math markups Marc
Andreessen@ncsa.uiu (1333)

> The two options for people who want to put math online are then (a)
> use dvi or PostScript in external viewer....  We can
> possibly help (a) by considering how to make the link between external
> viewers and browsers tighter (e.g. Midas 2, which can instantiate
> ghostscript displays inside its own window just like ghostview)

This makes a lot of sense to me (surprise :-).  I've never thought that
one particular viewer should be privileged.  Perhaps the `browser'
shouldn't even have a viewer window, and all documents should be viewed
externally.  In some ways, this is what window managers were intended