On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 05:31:24PM +0100, Erik Moeller wrote:
They don't want to do
then create the TeX page, then go back to the page and continue writing.
So should the <math> .. </math> pair transparently create a new page?
That sounds like an awful idea.
Although that is a possibility, it wasn't what I had in mind. I was
thinking something like [[tex:\pi * 2]], and the image and page would be
generated when you saved your edit, if they didn't already exist. Every
day or so, "orphaned" articles in the tex namespace could be deleted
entirely with a single simple, non-cpu-intensive, non-database-lagging
query. These "objects" would only exist in the current and pages tables;
they'd never reach the deleted or previous tables.
Tomasz' TeX scheme is already quite well thought
out. It only needs some
tweaks to be useful IMHO.
If we ever start getting the content and daily hits that PlanetMath is
getting, watch server performance drop into the toilet. tex itself is
not fast to run. Stick 10 of these tex invocations in, and the page
will take a long time to load.
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