From: James Ramsey <jjramsey_6x9eq42@yahoo.com>

Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 14:44:51 -0800 (PST)

Message-ID: <19981030224451.24241.rocketmail@send102.yahoomail.com>

To: Ian Hutchinson <hutch@psfc.mit.edu>

Cc: www-math@w3.org

Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 14:44:51 -0800 (PST)

Message-ID: <19981030224451.24241.rocketmail@send102.yahoomail.com>

To: Ian Hutchinson <hutch@psfc.mit.edu>

Cc: www-math@w3.org

---Ian Hutchinson <hutch@psfc.mit.edu> wrote: > > Let's try and bring some clarity here. > > The issue: MathML is too verbose and complicated to author directly. > --break-- > Better approach: Generate STANDARD MathML by translation from a language > in which authoring mathematics is relatively easy. TeX is the > natural choice, and means that only one source file would be > necessary, though naturally the MathML version would be the > web-published version. I am guessing that you mean this: 1) Author writes document in which equations are written in TeX. 2) Author runs document through translator that translates equations into MathML. 3) Author keeps the original document and distributes the MathML version. The trouble I see with this approach is that it means that you really have *two* "source files" that you have to keep track of, one for private use, and one for distribution or further conversion to other forms. If you change the original file, you have to remember to translate it again. Also, it takes roughly twice the disk space. If two or more people work on the file, which one do they use? These problems aren't exactly showstoppers, I know, but that still means you have _two_ files to maintain. == ----I am a fool for Christ. Mostly I am a fool.---- _________________________________________________________ DO YOU YAHOO!? Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.comReceived on Friday, 30 October 1998 17:43:21 GMT

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