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Re: How to write a "proper" math document

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  • Subject: [mg120196] Re: How to write a "proper" math document
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 07:00:29 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: jfultz at wolfram.com

FWIW, the draft HTML5 spec requires the ability to render inline MathML.  If
Apple continues to position Safari as an advanced, HTML5 compliant browser, I 
should think that they'll be looking into adding this to Safari.  I have no
inside knowledge on the subject...it merely seems a reasonable conclusion.

Sincerely,

John Fultz
jfultz at wolfram.com
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.


On Mon, 11 Jul 2011 06:57:41 -0400 (EDT), Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> Due to its verbosity alone, MathML is an utterly horrible language for
> directly writing or reading mathematical expressions. (La)TeX, by
> contrast, is infinitely more writable and readable. Even more readable
> (and writable) than Content MathML.
>
> Moreover, not all browsers natively render MathML, e.g., Safari on a Mac.
>
>
> On 7/10/11 5:02 AM, Richard Fateman wrote:
>
>> ...I think that there is very little likelihood of the world
>> standardizing
>> on CDF for digital distribution of mathematical documents.  There IS a
>> standard, and it is different. The www has evolved document
>> representation to include math, and MathML is how.  Numerous programs,
>> including Mathematica, can use MathML.  Is this a good standard?  Eh,
>> probably not the simplest way of representing a Mathematica notebook.
>>
>> However, one can, via "save-as", save a Mathematica notebook as
>> XML+MathML.
>>
>> There is another standard, "OpenMath" which is more ambitious.
>>
>> I have been critical of both of these, in part because they are
>> incredibly verbose....




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