Browser Selection Considerations

The articles provided in the online version of the Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology were developed using Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). This prototype implementation of structured documents is intended to add an additional means of viewing this information resource.

Because SGML cannot be viewed directly over the internet, the files had to be translated to the World Wide Web Consortium's Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) version 4.0 for distribution. This latest release of HTML has made it possible to use a wider variety of symbols for the development of mathematical expressions. In this prototype implementation the symbols were integrated to the maximum extent. Equations that could not be formated due to style limitations of off the shelf browsers have been rendered as images.

It is expected that other internet browser developers will include the added symbols to their display engines, but for now the best tool for viewing these articles is MICROSOFT's Internet Explorer 5.

(The software is identified in order to assist users of this information service. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. )

Comments or questions should be forwarded to Matt Hodgins.

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