This fifth regular issue of J.UCS once more contains a wide range of
papers: three are more theoretical in nature, one is a nice contribution to
hypermedia aspects, and the last is a paper dealing with general and legal
problems threatening the spread of Internet. I hope more than one paper
will attract your attention.
Note: if you have remarks concerning any of the papers you are welcome
to send them to email@example.com with a note whether I can use
parts of them for publication in J.UCS: if so, your remarks will be
added as "annotations" to the papers at issue, a feature where an
electronic journal really can "shine" in comparison with a printed
one: this feature is available in J.UCS yet we have not used it, sofar.
There is one other point worth noting: in all issues to date we have presented
all papers in hypertext format and in PostScript. However, since simple
hypertext mark-up languages like HTML 2.0 or HTF do not support formulae
all formulae have been treated as inline images. In theoretical papers this
has lead to the ridiculous situation that some papers contained thousands of
tiny inline images! We propose to not use such format for very formula
oriented papers in the future until HTML 3.0 will be fully standardized and
capable of handling formulae in a reasonable fashion. If you are strongly
opposed to our decision we would like to hear about it, and why!
PS: Have your heard about the new Web Society? If not, have a look at
http://info.websoc.at and join the society, if you feel you can support
its main ideas. Thank you!