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RE: Math in the Page Authoring Guidelines

From: James Allan <allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu>
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 16:23:58 -0600
To: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>, WAI Markup Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-id: <001701be22f9$72e0f8a0$0100007f@localhost>
IBM has a plug-in for Netscape and IE that reads TEX and LaTex documents and
soon MathML documents. Have not tested it, just know it exists.


you can download a demo version from

Jim Allan, Statewide Technical Support Specialist
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9453  http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Jason White
> Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 1998 3:58 PM
> To: WAI Markup Guidelines
> Subject: Re: Math in the Page Authoring Guidelines
> Currently, there are few solutions available in this area. MathML, once
> supported by appropriate braille and speech output software, will work,
> but it is difficult to incorporate MathML into an HTML document at this
> stage. I understand that most authors use in-line images as a kludge to
> present the mathematical notation visually. Perhaps as an interim measure
> they could use LaTeX markup as convenient ALT text (it has the advantage
> of being relatively compact and well known).
> The other alternative would be to use OBJECT to incorporate each
> mathematical expression into a document:
> <object type\"text/xml" data="equation1.xml" Equation 1, marked up in
> MathML </object>
> and likewise for every mathematical expression in the document.
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