From: Bernhard Keil <Bernhard.Keil@soft4science.com>

Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 19:48:15 +0200

To: <www-math@w3.org>

Message-ID: <IIEOKCCPKDALHBHODAENOEPBCGAA.Bernhard.Keil@soft4science.com>

Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 19:48:15 +0200

To: <www-math@w3.org>

Message-ID: <IIEOKCCPKDALHBHODAENOEPBCGAA.Bernhard.Keil@soft4science.com>

there are two different versions of a "XHTML 1.1 +MathML 2.0"-DTD: [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/MathML2/dtd/xhtml-math11-f.dtd [2] http://www.w3.org/Math/DTD/mathml2/xhtml-math11-f.dtd The MathML 2.0 Recommendation 21 February 2001 recommands the doctype declaration [1]: A.2 MathML as a DTD Module [...] <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/MathML2/dtd/xhtml-math11-f.dtd" > The MathML 2.0 (second edition) Working Draft 11 April 2003 recommands the doctype declaration [2]: A.2.3 MathML as a DTD Module [...] <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/Math/DTD/mathml2/xhtml-math11-f.dtd" > In practice only the docttype declaration [2] workes with IE ( tested with IE6 ). The doctype declaration [1] forces the error message: Parameter entity must be defined before it is used. Error processing resource 'http://www.w3.org/TR/MathML2/dtd/xhtml-math11-f.dtd'. Line 148, Position 2 %xhtml-prefw-redecl.mod; -^ Since many people report problems in several newsgroups about the question how to publish MathML, I think it would be no fault to place a note in the page "Putting mathematics on the Web with MathML" (www.w3.org/Math/XSL/) about what doctype declaration should be used if one wants that it realy works. Furthermore the page "Putting mathematics on the Web with MathML" misses a hint on what Mime-types should be used to serve the XHTML+MathML documents and the XSLT stylesheets. Currently only very obstinate and technical skilled people have a chance to successfully publish XHTML+MathML (!). I guess we all in this group have an interest in a wide spreading MathML usage. So I think we should make things as easy as possible. I think the "Putting mathematics on the Web with MathML"-page could be made more user friendly and complete with little effort. Why not making a Step by step user guide like most software installtion guides look like? Bernhard Keil mailto:Bernhard.Keil@soft4science.com ------------------------------------------------------------- soft4science Bernhard Keil Nibelungenstr. 4 80639 Munich Germany +49 89 / 95 411 088 http://www.soft4science.com +49 173 / 72 53 669 http://www.MathML.netReceived on Sunday, 15 June 2003 13:48:45 UTC

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