Re: How to write a "proper" math document
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- 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....