Re: arena

lilley (lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk)
Tue, 13 Feb 1996 15:25:06 +0000 (GMT)


From: lilley <lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <9027.9602131525@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: arena
To: dxc@ast.cam.ac.uk (Dave Carter)
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 15:25:06 +0000 (GMT)
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL.3.91.960213100258.10375E-100000@cass27> from "Dave Carter" at Feb 13, 96 10:13:12 am

> 
> I find arena to be the only usable browser for many of my web pages, because
> afaik it is the only browser which supports <math>. 

Hmm.  I thought Relay Web Traveller [1] - which is an HTML 3.0draft
browser - did, but maths is on it's not yet implemented list because
there is no current draft that covers maths.  I suspect this reason goes
for others, too.

Symposia does do HTML 3.0draft, and it does maths, but I am not sure it
uses the HTML 3.0 draft math.  See a screen shot [2] of Symposia editing
a copy of your personal home page [3].  Speaking of which, a wander
round your web site did not turn up any pages using HTML 3.0draft.
Could you provide the URL of a sample?

> 1) Is the <math> proposal regarded as stable yet? 

No.  Some people say it does not do enough.  Some people say "Web users
don't want or need maths" (so the more people that say they do, the
better).

> 3) If not what can be done to speed up the process, to me this is by far
>    the most serious omission from the accepted standard (as opposed to
>    the proposal).

Please send mail saying that to W3C, and to the people who produce any 
browsers you use.

[1] http://mordor.relay.com/Traveler/
[2] http://info.mcc.ac.uk/CGU/staff/lilley/test/css/
      symp-math.gif (19597 bytes) or
      symp-math.png (12405 bytes)
[3] http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/%7Edxc/

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