[texhax] Math in HTML (was Blogs)
vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Jul 20 15:18:14 CEST 2006
> May I ask here, reading the first time on these things,
> for additional information!?
> [A question as a(n applying) mathematician etc.,
> not so much about TeX.]
> What is the point of searching for parts of formulas?
> Primitive counter-example:
> $e^i$ may appear where e is the Euler constant and i that
> imaginary square root of -1; or e may be anything and i a
> non-negative integer.
> Moreover, sometimes same things are expressed by different
> notations. E.g., in order theory there are standard terms
> like `poset', `linear order', `interval order', `semi-order'
> (good enough for searching)
> where the basic relation may be notated as `P', `R',
> `<' or \lesseq, \prec ...
> -- May be in certain areas there are standard notations
> and certain exponents or the like classify sub-areas ...
Well, let we have a lengthy text and the author uses some notation,
introduced somewhere probably 100 pages ago and never mentioned since
(you cannot find it) and using this notation the author does not care
to say something like "introduced in section 6.1" or "by formula
(6.1.78)" and well, hyperref is not used either.
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Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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