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A web built on LaTeX

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The other day on TeXtip, I threw this out:

Imagine if the web had been built on LaTeX instead of HTML …

Here are some of the responses I got:

  • It would have been more pretty looking.
  • Frightening.
  • Single tear down the cheek.
  • No crap amateurish content because of the steep learning curve, and beautiful rendering … What a dream!
  • Shiny math, crappy picture placement: glad it did not!
  • Overfull hboxes EVERYWHERE.
  • LaTeX would have become bloated, and people would be tweeting about HTML being so much better.
  • Noooo! LaTeX would have been “standardised”, “extended” and would by now be a useless pile of complexity.




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