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

Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 21:59:13 -0500 (EST)

To: James Ramsey <jjramsey_6x9eq42@yahoo.com>

cc: www-math@w3.org

Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.981030215702.8186B-100000@silas.psfc.mit.edu>

Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 21:59:13 -0500 (EST)

To: James Ramsey <jjramsey_6x9eq42@yahoo.com>

cc: www-math@w3.org

Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.981030215702.8186B-100000@silas.psfc.mit.edu>

No, what I suggest is that the document is written in TeX (for example) and that any changes to it are done in the TeX, but it is served to the web via a translator such as TtH. Everything beyond the actual TeX composition can be automatic programs. Ian Hutchinson, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT. http://psfc.mit.edu/~hutch/home.html On Fri, 30 Oct 1998, James Ramsey wrote: > ---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.com >Received on Friday, 30 October 1998 21:03:29 UTC

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