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Re: Math Markup is too awkward.

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 08:47:06 -0400 ()
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
cc: www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.3.95.970724083832.-484467G-100000@hazel.w3.org>
On Thu, 24 Jul 1997, Liam Quinn wrote:

> 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? 

MathML was designed for simple processing by machine. You can think
of it as a low level communications layer between applications that
render or manipulate mathematical expressions. For further details
see http://www.w3.org/Math/

Regards,

-- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
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