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Re: Exploring new vocabularies for HTML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 06:24:12 +0000 (UTC)
To: Michael Kohlhase <m.kohlhase@jacobs-university.de>
Cc: Bruce Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov>, public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0803300621380.28180@hixie.dreamhostps.com>


With my rarely-used Google hat on for a second:

On Sun, 30 Mar 2008, Michael Kohlhase wrote:
>
> As I said in the other thread, e.g. for search engines that feed on 
> content representations. In our interactions with Math publishers there 
> seemed to be interest in this.

At least insofar as Google is concerned, we definitely only want one 
representation for the purposes of search engines. We have found that 
whenever we use one representation for searching and another is presented 
to the user, the two end up being out of sync and the results presented to 
the user are less useful than if we ignore the "semantic" version and base 
our algorithms exclusively on the "presentational" version that the user 
sees. I cannot see any reason why mathematics would be any different here.

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