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Mathematica and XML

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  • Subject: [mg45916] Mathematica and XML
  • From: "Steve Luttrell" <steve1 at>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 05:36:31 -0500 (EST)
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I am trying (yet again!) to use the Save As Special functionality of
Mathematica to create XML versions of Mathematica notebooks. I have
Mathematica version 5.0.1 running under Windows XP Home Edition.

This time rather than try to explain what the problems are in a newsgroup
posting I have posted all the relevant files on-line, starting with one of
my old technical papers (published back in 1985) remastered as a Mathematica
notebook, and then trying out each of the Save As Special formats on it to
check what happens.

The URL is

The bottom line is that Save As HTML nearly works in IE. The various Save As
XML formats cannot be read by the latest version of IE. However, the Save As
NotebookML and SAVE As NotebookML+MathML produce results that do indeed read
back into Mathematica correctly.

It may be that I am making unreasonable demands on the Save As Special
functionality of Mathematica, or that I am being unreasonable in expecting
the latest version of IE to read the XML thus produced, but I don't feel
that I am being unreasonable in these expectations. For what it's worth, I
have also tried the latest version of W3C's Amaya browser but that didn't
work either.

Maybe someone else will find that they CAN read the XML files that I have
produced. If so, please tell me about it!

Steve Luttrell

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