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Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 6 Nov 1998 16:09:20 +0000
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Chris Rowley writes:
 > > millions and millions of
 > > people write HTML happily every day,
 > I though he meant "by hand" but I susepct he means they use authoting
 > tools that produce HTML.  A very diferent meaning of "write" as well as
i think the evidence is that commonest ways to create HTML pages are
people using "vi" and "notepad". but i cant quote any sources for that

 > 2.  That nearly all documents at present prepared for wweb publication
 > can be adequately desribed in HTML.
good point

 > to imply that people both do and will and should produce LaTeX by
 > hand-coding.  I do not think that they should; I am sure that they no
 > longer need to do so.
Chris, i had no idea you been to Damascus!

 > Thus I feel that whatever document-level syntaxes(sp??) a future
 > version of LaTeX will read, they should be designed to clearly
 > represent the full complexity of the documant and its structure, not
 > to be easily hand-codable.  Of course, backward-compatibility needs to
hurrah. i agree, 100%