The date of this comment was Mon, 17 Aug 1998 12:34:58 -0400 (EDT).
The comment document -- a draft -- was authored in ``Generalized Extensible LaTeX-Like MarkUp'' (GELLMU), which may also be of interest to those with an interest in the state of mathematics on the web. Other forms of this comment are available as follows:
Most of the magic that you see is due to Charles Goldfarb, the inventor of SGML, James Clark, the author of "nsgmls", and David Megginson, the author of "sgmlspl".
Eventually I would like to be able to flow the Gellmu version directly to "text/plain" (without loss of "content", of course). The stage 3 codelet package that I have for "text/plain" is not yet good enough. Any volunteers? Probably it will be necessary to re-code "fwid" from C to Perl in order to avoid problems with backquoting arbitrary printable ascii strings.
The whole stage 3 set-up should probably be coded in Elisp and eventually in C.