On Sun, Dec 06, 1998 at 12:16:02PM +0100, Hans Aberg wrote:
> I used *ML as a collective term for those various ML's: Then a lot already
> use HTML, and this will be replaced XML if now Netscape and Microsoft and
> those will implement it on their WWW-browsers.
I find it curious that in all this discussion
it seems to be assumed that while everything else will be turned upside-down
Netscape and InternetExplorer will remain the only browsers in use,
understanding only HTML/XML.
It seems to me more likely that there will be dozens of browsers around,
many of which will have no difficulty displaying PDF, DVI, etc.
Consequently the "argument by browser" for *ML
seems to me entirely devoid of merit.
If there is an argument for MathML, OpenMath, etc
(and I can see that there is one, though I remain unpersuaded)
it will have to be based on more fundamental principles.
Ps If xdvi worked as advertised it would itself be a TeX browser.
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