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Re: Support for MathML in Netscape.

From: Tyler Haynes <haynes@svsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 21:12:38 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3CEAF051.AD29256F@svsu.edu>
To: www-math@w3.org
> Support for MathML in

I support the inclusion of MathML into Netscape.
Tyler Haynes, Professor
Mathematical Sciences
Saginaw Valley State University

> Netscape.
>
> From: Ray Whitmer (rayw@netscape.com)
> Date: Thu, May 02 2002
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> Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 04:30:04 -0700
> From: rayw@netscape.com (Ray Whitmer)
> To: www-math@w3.org
> Subject: Support for MathML in Netscape.
>
> I am fulfilling a committment made to participants in this list at the
> w3c plenery meeting earlier this year.  Sorry for the delay in my response.
>
> Your contact at Netscape to email regarding MathML support is
> barrowma@netscape.com.  You should send to him your support for
> inclusion of MathML in Netscape.
>
> I stated at that time that I thought MathML was not presently enabled in
> the next version of Netscape, which was wrong.  Do not interpret this as
> a committment to ship it in the next version of Netscape.  Those
> responsible for the feature set have not yet, to the best of my
> information, made any decision as to whether it will be enabled or
> disabled.  Mozilla set the initial status quo for Netscape builds, which
> can change at any time under the continuous gathering information on the
> topic up until the release of Netscape.  It is appropriate to send any
> comments on the topic to the above-listed contact -- it is useful for
> him to be able to document the case for having this functionality to
> balance against any negatives that may be discovered.  I believe that
> such comments received at this point in time could contribute
> significantly to any decision.
>
> This MathML functionality in question demonstrates the power of open
> source development since this functionality has not been significantly
> provided by Netscape employees.  This can also raise interesting support
> issues, and it would be expected that the interested open source
> developers would continue to provide bug fixes and enhancements as
> required to keep the functionality useful, since Netscape has never
> contemplated adding developers to support this functionality, and that
> would be a more difficult question.
>
> For those who would want more advanced features that might be addable
> via a plug-in, I still expect to ask you to support the concept of
> plugins to take us beyond what can be supported in a monolithic product
>  -- whatever is built-in in Mozilla, I can easily contemplate important
> improvements that a plugin might provide.
>
> Ray Whitmer
> rayw@netscape.com
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