HTML+ for software documentation

Tony Crider (
Tue, 3 May 1994 18:43:35 -0600

To any HTML+ expert:

As a member of a computer satellite modeling team, I've been asked
to investigate the feasibility of using NCSA Mosaic/HTML as a platform for
writing hypertext software documentation. Currently the team's leader and
deputy leader are in a fierce debate arguing between Framemaker and LaTeX.
Both, however, are interested in Mosaic and it's possible application to
our work.

Before today, I would have said a large-scale documentation project
would have been difficult using and HTML format due to restictions on image
inlaying and the lack of a convenient equation editor. Recently (this
morning), I've found mention of HTML+, as well as latex2html and WEBMAKER,
converters that create HTML files from LaTeX and Framemaker. I thought
that perhaps these things might be the solution to our team's problem.

I am currently looking for the most up-to-date information on
HTML+, especially regarding the status of an equation editor. I've already
looked through and, but would like more information, such as how to
set up a HTML+ browser. (My system administrator/UNIX demi-god just took
off for a two month vacation to Italy and I have only installed NCSA Mosaic
onto a Macintosh before!)

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,

Tony Crider (