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Re: Exporting XML as DocBook, etc

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg61479] Re: [mg61458] Exporting XML as DocBook, etc
  • From: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 23:07:28 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200510190617.CAA16809@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

It's not really there yet. You're right. Of course, I doubt their
competitors are even close...
Maybe in the next version (along with OpenGL, please??)?

BTW, WRI is the company that took the initiative to create MathML with
the W3C standards body:
http://www.mathmlcentral.com/history.html

On 10/19/05, Steven T. Hatton <hattons at globalsymmetry.com> wrote:
> Is there a way to export XML from Mathematica specifying that the primary
> document type is DocBook (or some other DTD)?  I see that I can import XML,
> and validate against a DTD.  I do not see a way to export any other
> document type than MathML, and Mathematica specific NotebookML, etc.
>
> This really is frustrating.  I should be able to specify a DTD, or at least
> extend the NotebookML so that I can have well structured mathematical
> statements as are found in properly written textbooks.  There should be a
> <theorem> element, a <defintion> element, a <proof> element, a <paragraph>
> element, a <section> (that nests arbitrarily deeply), etc., etc.  There
> should be a means of tagging inline definitions with more than a font type.
> There should be an easy way for creating numbered lists of steps in a
> derivation.  And all of this should be apparent to the user in an
> unobtrusive and intuitive way.
>
> The capability is in the core design of Mathematica.  That fact that it's
> not there amazes me.
> --
> "Philosophy is written in this grand book, The Universe. ... But the book
> cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language...
> in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, ...;
> without which wanders about in a dark labyrinth."   The Lion of Gaul
>
>


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Chris Chiasson
http://chrischiasson.com/contact/chris_chiasson


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