[om] OpenMath and Imaging
ping at lfw.org
Tue Sep 28 20:48:05 CEST 1999
On Tue, 28 Sep 1999, Vilya Harvey wrote:
> In the same spirit I could ask why you bothered to solve "most of the easy
> problems" 3 years ago, since they had already been solved before then.
Not for the Web, at least as far as i know. Getting math on the
Web was a new problem then; now it is an old problem.
> > Now explain how you're going to get a random user to see MathML in
> > their favourite browser...
> Two obvious answers: use the WebEQ applet (should work in any Java-enabled
> browser now)
Java is a write-once, debug-everywhere platform disabled in many
company Intranets for (quite valid) security reasons. It's
unfortunate -- i really would have liked it to work well, but
it's just not practical.
> or wait until the next release of Netscape and IE - at that
Yes, at which point math markup on the Web will be about four years late.
Haven't we done enough waiting yet?
> point both of the major mainstream web-browsers should have support for
> MathML, so it is quite likely that the random users favourite browser will
> be able to view it directly.
Will they both support the same subset of MathML? Will they
permit extensible presentation layers?
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have to jam it down their throats."
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