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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: hyperdoc

From: Martin Rubey
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: hyperdoc
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 10:53:19 +0100

Dear Bob, Bill, *,

Bob McElrath writes:
 > Martin Rubey address@hidden wrote:
 > > Dear Bob, *
 > > 
 > > there are some things I really dislike about MathML (and html, in fact):
 > > 
 > > * I cannot read it without browser.
 > > 
 > > * I find it very hard to edit.
 > > 
 > > * I cannot convert it to readable LaTeX, if at all.
 > > 
 > > there are some things I really like about LaTeX:
 > > 
 > > * I can read it without any tools, if necessary.
 > > 
 > > * I can edit it easily. (even without AucTeX, if necessary)
 > > 
 > > * I can convert it to html.
 > > 
 > > * I can send it to
 > MathML is an output-only form that should never be seen by humans.  XML in
 > general should only be used in ways that never passes human eyes.  It is
 > *only* an interface protocol between programs, such as axiom and a web
 > browser, axiom and a notebook interface, axiom and a plotting widget, etc.


 > Input to axiom (that is actually typed by humans) should always be something
 > actually readable, such as latex or axiom's current input.  Likewise, tex
 > output should *always* be supported as well.

In fact, I only care about the input method. Output doesn't bother me at all --
except for size and speed.

I'm happy as long as LaTeX is the default for documentation of the source code.

I'm sorry I misunderstood.


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