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Re: MathML goes mainstream!

From: Robert Miner <RobertM@dessci.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 09:41:58 -0500
Message-Id: <200309191441.h8JEfwh02646@wisdom.geomtech.com>
To: jimbolist@hotmail.com
Cc: mozilla-mathml@mozilla.org, www-math@w3.org


Hi.

> One little question... Can you just use the XHTML+SVG+MathML DTD and
> directly embed MathML into documents, or do they need to be in <object>
> tags?

The current version of MathPlayer only works in the context of an XML
island within an HTML document.  The MathML is embedded directly in
the document, but you do need an <object> tag in the document header
to load MathPlayer.  See 

  http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathplayer/authoring.htm


Since Netscape/Mozilla only support MathML in XML, and IE only
supports it in HTML, currently the best strategy is to use an XSL
stylesheet to transform the document into the appropriate form on the
client.  See

   http://www.w3.org/Math/XSL/

Shortly, we will begin beta testing MathPlayer 2.0 which will remove
the limitation that the document must be HTML.  Basically, MathPlayer
2.0 sniffs for incoming XHTML + MathML + ... documents and
automatically performs a transformation like the one the XSL
stylesheet does. 


--Robert

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MathML 2.0 Specification Co-editor                    651-223-2883
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