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Re: HOWTO implement cross-browser-compatible MathML

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 11:00:48 +0100
Message-Id: <200210171000.LAA17436@penguin.nag.co.uk>
To: ping@zesty.ca
CC: www-math@w3.org



> MINSE enabled all of these user agents and more, including text-mode
> browsers, on all platforms, to display math six years ago (and today),

Minse was an interesting experiment but in the case of minse the browser
is rendering an image not the mathematical structure. this means that
the mathematical structure is not available to be styled by css or
accessed/changed by javascript, or cut out into a computer algebra system
etc. These were explictly the features mathml was designed to support.

The current "cross browser" questions relate to ironing out any
discrepancies in support for this client side processing on the current
crop of browsers. Of course for other devices, and older browsers, a
server side rendering solution similar to Minse is always a possibility.

David

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