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 Re: What is "base" LaTeX Hans Aberg <[log in to unmask]> Wed, 25 Nov 1998 12:11:02 +0100 text/plain (38 lines) William F. Hammond writes: > If one wants to keep distinctions between "\phi" and "\Phi", i.e., if > one likes the idea of a case-sensitive flexible command name space on > authoring platforms, then one might not want to dismiss SGML in favor > of XML for use on authoring platforms and in publishing houses.XML For those that do not already know, it's only HTML that is case insensitive. HTML must first be converted in order to be accepted by the more rigid XML syntax. For details on this, and other such general questions, see the XML FAQ      > will, I think, mainly be useful as browser fodder. Sebastian Rahtz writes: >ie, the vast majority of material My guess is that the different electronic media will be increasingly integrated, until it finally will be difficult to define the borders between the different media. The WWW browsers will not have HTML quality in display, but PDF quality, in addition to the other multimedia capacities that printing on paper odes not have, ability to display sound and moving graphics, 3D images and so on. I think this will affect also scientific publishing: A lot of scientific results can be better presented using multimedia. Even in pure math, one can think of so called commutative diagrams to have a 3D (or higher D) representation by which the reader chooses a suitable 2D projection (unless a 3D screen is used). So as the electronic media is improving, it will be increasingly preferred over the paper media, in all fields.   Hans Aberg                   * Email: Hans Aberg                   * Home Page:                   * AMS member listing: