UPDATE: Mathematical expressions on the Web!

Ka-Ping Yee (kryee@novice.uwaterloo.ca)
Mon, 24 Jun 1996 05:01:10 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Mon, 24 Jun 1996 05:01:10 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ka-Ping Yee <kryee@novice.uwaterloo.ca>
Message-Id: <199606240901.FAA11097@novice.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: UPDATE: Mathematical expressions on the Web!


Update:

The World-Wide Web's first structured expression system
now renders to multiple media, yielding a new level of
accessibility for expressions.

If you author a document once and use the simple MINSE
syntax to enter mathematical equations, *both* graphical
and text-based browsers will receive appropriate
renderings of the expression!

Please have a look at

    http://www.lfw.org/math/

to find out how easily you can use expressions in your
own Web documents.

I've been working hard on this for the past month and i
invite your comments and suggestions; any thoughts you have
about the design or deployment method are much appreciated.

In particular, i'd like to hear how you might want to use
such a system, and whether it can be made sufficient to
meet your needs (given appropriate extensions).  Help me
explore the possibilities; how would you apply it?

At the moment only a mathematical context is defined, but
all sorts of structured expression should be possible; if
there is something important you see, however, that falls
outside the limits of its extensibility, i want to know.

Thank you very much for your time and help.


Ka-Ping Yee
University of Waterloo