Setext Information

This information is stored in setext format and converted on the fly to HTML (unless stated otherwise). This is used for a demo of the Plexus setext -> HTML converter.

Sample Setext Documents

Here are a few articles written by Tony Sanders in setext for Usenet postings. The hypertext links in these articles are valid for WWW (i.e., they contain valid URL's).
Usenet and Email Hypertext (24 Jun 1993)
Points out that setext is good for posting hypertext (see the raw text)
WWW Usage Tracking (25 Jun 1993)
Query about how we can track increasing WWW usage (see the raw text)
Why Setext? (1 Dec 1993)
About the setext->HTML filter, and why to use it (see the raw text)

Setext Documents

These are mostly by Ian Feldman <>, and slightly edited by Tony Sanders to update the hyperlink format since the spec changed. Note that the hyperlinks in these documents don't work because they aren't valid URL's (they were just examples of how it might work, the sample documents above have valid hyperlinks if you want to play around with them).
Setext concepts (16 Aug 1992)
The basics of setext (see the raw text)
Typotags summary
A plaintext of the various typotags in setext
Setext sermon, part 1 (15 Mar 1992)
What makes setext (see the raw text)
Setext sermon, part 2 (29 Mar 1992)
Two types of setext (see the raw text)
SGML vs setext, part 1 (23 Apr 1993)
SGML vs setext, pros and cons (see the raw text)
SGML vs setext, part 2 (25 Apr 1993)
setext and SGML (see the raw text)
SGML vs setext, part 3 (26 Apr 1993)
Erik Naggum and Ian Feldman exchange mail on SGML vs setext (see the raw text)
Talks about Ted Nelson and Hypertext (see the raw text)
Tony Sanders