Status of LaTeX or LaTeX-like emails.

Taylor, P P.Taylor at
Thu May 9 12:04:33 CEST 2019

Peter Flynn wrote:

> If the email source code marked pieces of a message it would be easy
>> to display with custom definitions or even using a script to pick out
>> pieces you want.
> That's what MIME content types and attachments are for.

Is there not a problem in that MIME content types effectively treat 
their content as <DIV> elements, whereas many applications of embedded 
TeX maths require that the maths part be treated as a <SPAN>.  Or in 
TeX's terms, MIME content types generate display maths ($$...$$) whereas 
what is often needed is inline maths ($...$).

Philip Taylor

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