Re: Structured text v. page descriptions (was Netscape, HTML, and Designers)

Richard L. Goerwitz (
Tue, 25 Oct 94 08:39:07 CDT

>>While I agree with the overall content of Nick's message, I don't like
>>the way this implies you *can't* get good visual display with
>>structured documents.
>That's not implied at all. It's not a question of whether or not it looks
>good, it's a question of whether or not the document's creator has control
>over the appearance.

The whole point of SGML and such systems is to abstract away from most
appearance issues. If you try to make SGML (or HTML) into TeX, you'll
be defeating its whole purpose, and probably destroying its simplicity
and portability as well.

Richard Goerwitz