# re: HTML+ support for eqn & Postscript

marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 93 20:54:44 -0500
From: marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Marc Andreessen)
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To: Torben Noerup Nielsen <torben@hawaii.edu>
Cc: Dave_Raggett <dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, janssen@parc.xerox.com,
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Subject: re: HTML+ support for eqn & Postscript
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Torben Noerup Nielsen writes:
> >I will have a look at eqn and Latex to get a feeling for what would
> >be involved in extending HTML+ to directly support equations, and how
> >one could deal with it in browsers.
>
> Eqn and TeX are essentially equivalent as far as mathematics is
> concerned. Yeah, TeX is supposed to be more ``standard" in terms of
> spacing and so forth, but structurally, they are equivalent. Eqn is
> old, but incredibly useful and quite clean as well.
TeX/LaTeX is the only way to fly, if we're going to do equations. A
much larger number of people already know how to use it.
Marc
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