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Re: The MQ (or not) issue; what we are seeking

From: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:44:33 +0000
To: Paul Topping <pault@dessci.com>, George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>, "'Liam R. E. Quin'" <liam@w3.org>, 'Bill Kasdorf' <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>, "'Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken'" <tsiegman@wiley.com>, Peter Krautzberger <peter.krautzberger@mathjax.org>, "public-digipub-ig@w3.org" <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DB0A064B-DEB6-4C71-9337-0EC49A1A5D75@adobe.com>
Unfortunately, not.  Since JS wasn’t permitted in an EPUB 2 reader, there are many of those out there that do not even have a JS engine included.  


On 10/6/16, 1:07 AM, "Paul Topping" <pault@dessci.com> wrote:

    When it is suggested that there are ebook readers that don't support JavaScript, what is meant is that they don't support JS embedded in the ebook content itself. Am I correct? AFAIK, virtually all ebook readers are browser engine-based and use JS code in their implementation. They just don't want content to contain JS as it is a potential security risk. I only point this out in case it makes a difference in this MQ discussion.
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: George Kerscher [mailto:kerscher@montana.com]
    > Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 6:44 PM
    > To: 'Liam R. E. Quin' <liam@w3.org>; 'Bill Kasdorf'
    > <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>; 'Alan Stearns' <stearns@adobe.com>;
    > 'Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken' <tsiegman@wiley.com>; Peter Krautzberger
    > <peter.krautzberger@mathjax.org>; public-digipub-ig@w3.org
    > Subject: RE: The MQ (or not) issue; what we are seeking
    > You ask: "Does this have to work in ebook readers (which might or might not
    > support JavaScript) as well as in Web browsers?"
    > George responds: Yes, the publishers want to distribute their content into all
    > markets. The visual presentation is essential, and people using access
    > technology need to get at the semantically rich information.
    > Best
    > George
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Liam R. E. Quin [mailto:liam@w3.org]
    > Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 5:52 PM
    > To: Bill Kasdorf; Alan Stearns; Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken; Peter Krautzberger;
    > public-digipub-ig@w3.org
    > Subject: Re: The MQ (or not) issue; what we are seeking
    > On Wed, 2016-10-05 at 15:17 +0000, Bill Kasdorf wrote:
    > > What we need is an interim solution that will make it safe for
    > > publishers to deliver the MathML along with the image that they want
    > > displayed visually. For now.
    > support JavaScript) as well as in Web browsers?
    > Liam
    > >

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