Further Navigational Information and Background

Those abstracts submitted electronically are directly viewable on the WWW. Such abstracts are identified by the following symbols [HTML] [GIF] [PS] [PDF] [DVI] appearing beneath their listing in the program schedule. Clicking on each of these symbols will display (assuming your browser is properly configured) the entire abstract of the talk. The five symbols in brackets generate abstracts respectively in the following format:

[HTML] Hypertex markup language -- the simplest and fastest way of looking at an abstract. However, note Special symbols are not yet supported by the current standard of HTML and therefore such symbols were added where needed graphically by script. Some mistakes and/or misalignment (caused by behavior of different viewers) may occur, but generally the meaning of the symbols is not compromised. However, there are a number of cases when symbols, labels, etc are not reproduced.

[GIF] CompuServe graphical format--this is literally a picture of the printed abstract. Most browsers support the viewer, but the files are typically 20-30K and may be too long for easy transmission to sites with slow links.

[PDF] Adobe Acrobat format (Download Adobe Acrobat Reader free.)

[PS] Postscript -- also a very good quality view of the abstract if your browser has a postscript viewer.

[DVI] Device independent latex printer output -- same comments apply as above for [PS].

There will be no changes in the listed talks in the program (except for withdrawn talks). Post-deadline abstracts are accepted and the web site will be updated periodically to reflect those additions. The post-deadline talks will be placed at the end of existing sessions (or in place of withdrawn papers) at the discretion of the Symposium chair.

Finally a word about browsers. The appearance of the program listings vary considerably depending upon which browser is used. We have used the most popular, Netscape, to extensively review the appearance of the program. All of the implemented features are supported by the most recent versions of Netscape and it is our recommended choice. We have also viewed the program less extensively with MS Explorer and have found no significant problems.

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Last Update: Wed April 8, 1998