From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>

Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 08:24:40 -0400

Message-Id: <3.0.2.32.19970724082440.0095ac00@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>

To: www-math@w3.org

Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 08:24:40 -0400

Message-Id: <3.0.2.32.19970724082440.0095ac00@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>

To: www-math@w3.org

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- At 06:15 AM 24/07/97 -0400, Dave Raggett wrote: >On Wed, 23 Jul 1997, Nick Sushkin wrote: > >> In the form proposed the math markup language is very awkward. One >> perhaps will have to convert from LaTeX and then reedit MMML >> manually. Compare LaTeX syntax to MMML: >> >> LaTeX: (x+2)^2 >> >> MMML: >> >> <MSUP> >> <MROW> >> <MF>(</MF> >> <MROW> >> <MI>x</MI> >> <MO>+</MO> >> <MN>2</MN> >> </MROW> >> <MF>)</MF> >> </MROW> >> <MN>2</MN> >> </MSUP> >> >> >> I don't want to type MMML, no way. It's ridiculous. > >You won't have to type MathML directly. There will be a number >of ways to avoid this, e.g. by using a filter from other formats >or using a template editor such as in Word and FrameMaker. W3C's >Amaya browser/editor will include such a feature. > >I am working on an easier to write format (EzMath) that can be >used to translate into MathML, e.g. > > (x+2)^2 If this is the case, why was it decided to go with a markup approach to math? Wouldn't it have been simpler to have browsers interpret the easier- to-write format? Is there any reason why the notation of MINSE [1] was not used as a base on which to build? [1] http://www.lfw.org/math/ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGP for Personal Privacy 5.0 Charset: noconv iQB1AwUBM9dJhw/JhtXygIx1AQH5iQMAqJabgCyyDABJoE8QqiAOQYW9AXxCBC5P O2sHYfxIs5O5tndguMF7H/4GKBtx0rCQIQvE/Q7nqzRa7DEND6na6SLEES4j8HEt hH88KHn+EwAg8xt/HZLUu/Klvfp0Fh/6 =wFhx -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- Liam Quinn =============== http://www.htmlhelp.com/%7Eliam/ =============== Web Design Group Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development http://www.htmlhelp.com/ http://enhanced-designs.com/ ====== PGP Key at http://www.htmlhelp.com/%7Eliam/pgp.html =====Received on Thursday, 24 July 1997 08:24:12 GMT

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