From: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 16:07:17 +0100

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To: www-math@w3.org

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 16:07:17 +0100

Message-Id: <78EF02F8-63B6-11D8-98A8-000A95C50B1C@activemath.org>

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Dear Math-on-the-webbers, Is there anyone who has some documentation/survey/experiment-results on copy & paste of mathematical formulae, especially on the web. I know there has been partial things in many directions and that the right button might bring me some things if a browser presents me the content correctly but it would be good if I could find or collect more information. Thus far I know as little as: - MathML presenters (Mozilla, MathPlayer, WebEQ) allow you to copy the MathML presentation, and content if it's there, MathPlayer and WebEQ may have a way to "make" the content - Maple and Mathematica bring copy of MathML content and presentation - the presentation can be pasted in MathType probably, anywhere else ? (well, and in Mozilla Composer) - if has content it can be eaten by Maple and Mathematica with good hopes, anyone else ? (I think it will come in MuPad) There may however be differences in the interpretations of symbols - web-applications can try to do it but it is, in any cases, separated from the system-clipboard (security obliges) So that I have the impression the following limitations exist: - there's no way to select a "sub-formula" and paste it somewhere else thus far - the content-level encoding seems to be a requirement everywhere - meeting an unknown symbol will generally prevent any pasting... Can someone please comment ? thanks paulReceived on Friday, 20 February 2004 10:07:25 UTC

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