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Re: MathML to HTML+gif?

From: Zbigniew Fiedorowicz <fiedorow@math.ohio-state.edu>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 17:11:59 -0500
Message-Id: <v03102814b2725d35d2f7@[128.146.110.97]>
To: Robert Miner <rminer@geomtech.com>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
>This is indeed a worry.  The Math WG is trying to pulling together a
>test suite of MathML fragments (mostly contributed by the various
>implementation projects around) that all renderers should be able to
>handle -- not unlike TeX's trip test.  Of course, that won't stop
>particular renderers from adding extra non-standard features, and
>other people writing to those features.  
>

I think you misunderstand my concern. It is not primarily buggy renderers,
that I am worried about.  I am more worried about buggy emitters of MathML.

It seems that it will take a while before there MathML support will be
built into mass market browsers. It appears likely that software to
emit MathML will probably appear first on the market, as a selling point
for various kinds of eg. word processing software.

What if say, eg. MS Word produces buggy MathML? Then MS would probably
support these bugs in its browser, etc.


Zbigniew Fiedorowicz
Received on Friday, 13 November 1998 17:12:02 GMT

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