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Phillip Helbig <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 8 Oct 1997 18:15:41 GMT
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>   Here is a futuristic scenario: Think of a version HyTeX of TeX (as the
> name HyperTeX is already occupied) with the capacity of \input-ing URL's;
> then the ideal electronic journal only needs to contain information about
> journal style, and which articles to \input, the latter which of course
> already are posted in an official e-print archive. The distribution of each
> journal issue can thus become very compact. :-)

I believe that some journals already accept a URL when submitting an
article; this points to an e-print archive.

Electronic publication and standardisation of macros need to be
developed in parallel.  With LaTeX relatively well standardised compared
to the WWW world (well, what standards there are are often ignored by
major players and users), one must be careful here.

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