Re: HTML+ support for eqn & Postscript

Tony Sanders <>
Message-id: <9306181506.AA02012@austin.BSDI.COM>
Subject: Re: HTML+ support for eqn & Postscript 
In-Reply-To: Dave_Raggett's message of Fri, 18 Jun 93 11:29:21 BST.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1993 10:06:21 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>
> >> [Dave's example of <EMBED> and eqn]
> > Well, it may be the best that we're going to get. However, I still feel that
> > equations are too basic to not be supported directly. Note that the more
> > successful text processing systems (and that's part of what this will have to
> > be) all support text, equations and tables nicely.
> The ability to embed foreign formats seems a good thing as it allows us to
> take advantage of evolving de facto standards for a whole range of things.

I agree, I feel that the ability to support postscript, eqn, tex, and the
ISO math DTD all at one whack far outweighs building in equation support.

Furthermore, the server could convert from just about anything to postscript
if needed, so that would seem a good format to support for you graphics
based browser writers (ghostscript will even draw in your window for you
if you can figure out how to make it work).