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RE: Unsophisticated Query

From: Paul Topping <PaulT@dessci.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 09:55:57 -0700
Message-ID: <46566A3075DDD311969100E0811031ECAF45F6@euclid.dessci>
To: "'Jo Tomalin'" <jo.tomalin@sheffcol.ac.uk>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
Answers below.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jo Tomalin [mailto:jo.tomalin@sheffcol.ac.uk] 
> Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 9:48 AM
> To: PaulT@dessci.com; jo.tomalin@sheffcol.ac.uk
> Cc: www-math@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Unsophisticated Query
> Thanks for the quick reply Paul. Mathtype is definitely 
> something I'd heard of and was considering, but I'm trying to 
> get a sense of any problems that may come up.
> Could we then just put the pages on the web directly? Is it 
> as simple as that?


> Or do we need to set them up in a particular way (style 
> sheets???) - and would they work on any browser, or only some?

They work on modern browsers on all platforms. We have sample pages on the
web site, so you can point whatever browser you want at them to test before
you buy.

> And how accessible would they be to people who rely on text readers? 

Not very. However, if someone went through the resulting page adding ALT
attributes with some kind of text for the equation (e.g. "x^2 + 3"), that
might help. I've not tried to do this, though. Clearly, if the math is very
complicated it isn't going to work well.

> I'm very much feeling my way here so all explanations very welcome.
> Cheers,
> Jo
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