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Re: top level tags

From: Neil Soiffer <soiffer@wri.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 21:36:32 -0700
Message-Id: <199808150436.AA02840@drizzle.wri.com>
To: rminer@geom.umn.edu
Cc: www-math@w3.org
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> For Netscape >= 2.0 or IE >=3.0, the minimal applet tag is:
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
>   <APPLET CODE="webeq.Main" WIDTH=xxx HEIGHT=yyy>
>   <PARAM NAME="parser" VALUE="mathml">
>   <PARAM NAME="eq" VALUE="mathml (optionally without the <math> tags)">
>   </APPLET>
> 
> or 
> 
>   <APPLET CODE="webeq.Main" WIDTH=xxx HEIGHT=yyy>
>   <PARAM NAME="parser" VALUE="mathml">
>   <PARAM NAME="src" VALUE="filename">
>   </APPLET>

As someone who is generating MathML, my concern is what I should generate.
Someday, there will be a well-defined, uniform method of invoking
any MathML renderer.  In the near term though, it seems like you need
to know which renderer will render the MathML when you generate MathML.

I think everyone would agree that this defeats the purpose of MathML
and is a bad thing.  I hope that those who plan to render MathML
(techexplorer?, maple?, others?) would come forward with what they use
for tags so that we can begin a discussion to try and reach some minimal common
set of tags that a generator can target.

Is there anyone out there besides Robert who can put forward what is needed
(or will be needed) to invoke their renderer?  If you don't speak up, it is
likely your renderer won't be targeted by various generators and will be
underused.

	Neil Soiffer
Received on Saturday, 15 August 1998 00:37:00 GMT

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