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Re: Is it so hard to generate compliant software ?

From: Goessner / MecXpert <goessner@mecxpert.de>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 23:02:16 +0200
Message-ID: <003401c21bc2$7a90a3a0$fe78a8c0@alpha>
To: <www-math@w3.org>, <www-svg@w3.org>

hi william,

> > Here is an example using IE6, SvgViewer 3.0 and Mathplayer 1.0 beta 4.
> [snip]
> >   <object id="MathPlayer"
> > classid="clsid:32f66a20-7614-11d4-bd11-00104bd3f987"></object>
> >   <object id="AdobeSVG"
> > classid="clsid:78156a80-c6a1-4bbf-8e6a-3cd390eeb4e2"></object>
> How is one to remember these classid values?  :-)  ...  :-{

.. ask microsoft. this is their proprietary way to identify com-components /

> This strikes me as unsound practice.  Why should content providers
> have to deal with them?

they have to, if they want to support activex controls .. or use the -
non-standard - <embed> element alternatively. but only, if the component
provider supports this, like adobe with their viewer, unlike design science
with their player.

> Do such methods conform to W3C WAI guidelines?

.. hmm .. :)

> In fact, why don't the <object> elements have mime type attributes
> that enable a user to configure his/her platform according to
> taste?

these unsatisfactory aspects were in fact a strong motivation to create the
'Universal MathML StyleSheet' (UMSS) as a workaround. see w3c's mathml web
page for this.

see also the parallel post in this thread, where david carlisle extended
that 'umss' to support svg also.

stefan goessner
Received on Monday, 24 June 2002 16:54:27 GMT

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