- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg29422] Re: MathML
- From: "Stephen P Luttrell" <luttrell at signal.dra.hmg.gb>
- Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 05:35:38 -0400 (EDT)
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> There are very few browsers with native support for MathML. Amaya and > Mozilla, but they both have their problems. I have tried using Amaya, because it is the official W3C browser, but I get a lot of parsing errors. In case it is helpful, here is a list of all of the different types of error that occurred: line 386, char 22: MathML entity not supported : &LeftBracketingBar; line 397, char 24: MathML entity not supported : &RightBracketingBar; line 436, char 12: MathML entity not supported : ⋯ line 970, char 6: MathML entity not supported : ⟶ line 2164, char 8: Unexpected end tag </P> line 3094, char 157: Unknown attribute value "align = absmiddle" line 3431, char 118: Unknown attribute value "Inherited" line 3973, char 4: Unexpected end tag </a> The appearance of the displayed mml file was OK, apart from the above parsing errors, and also a lot of question marks were sprinkled around the maths (unrelated to the above parsing errors, as far as I could tell). However, the graphics were more or less OK. >To view MathML in IE or Netscape, you can use an applet or plug-in. I have the techexplorer plug-in for IE, but it just gives up and displays my Mathematica-generated mml file as a veeery long string of text highlighted in red (i.e. one long error!). Based on my above experiences, I am coming to the conclusion that Mathematica + browser (whichever one) cannot yet seamlessly handle MathML, and that maybe I am expecting too much too soon. -- Stephen P Luttrell DERA Malvern, U.K.