Re: [dev] A lightwieight and working typesetting system.

From: Mate Nagy <>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 10:18:21 +0200

On Sat, Sep 05, 2009 at 08:29:39AM -0000, wrote:
> But these features are non-standard and will not work the same on
> different viewers, hence the point, HTML NEVER prints the same from two
> different viewers. Generally the point of systems like TeX is you can
> garentee that a document will always look the same, regardless of if it
> was typeset now or 10 years in the future.

This is the most serious drawback of TeX. Documents should look like
how the user wants them, not how the author wants them.

There's also that pagination is annoying and obsolete now, but this is
mostly related to the former point.

Received on Sat Sep 05 2009 - 08:18:21 UTC

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