Status of LaTeX or LaTeX-like emails.

Julius Dittmar Julius.Muller at
Thu May 9 13:31:47 CEST 2019

Am 09.05.19 um 12:04 schrieb Taylor, P:
> 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>.

Yes, and no. Currently, you can for example mark an image attachment
(another MIME part) as inline, give it a cid (content id name), and
reference that within another part (like a HTML part) via this cid. Thus
it is a different part in the protocol, but can be displayed (with a
fitting viewer) inline, like $...$ maths.

Julius Müller

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