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Re: Browser Sniffing for MathML

From: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 22:29:30 +0100
Message-ID: <4384DF3A.2050302@activemath.org>
To: Bruce R Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov>
Cc: www-math@w3.org

A normal expectation would add glyph-availability as part of sniffing 
results... does anyone know whether such exists ?

Bruce R Miller wrote:
> Hi all;
> I'm working on a project where both MathML and math images will
> be available, but the selection _really_ needs to be automatic;
> a `gateway' page, or similar, would be extremely awkward; standard 
> `content negotiation' doesn't really see mathml support....
> So, I'm apparently stuck with browser sniffing.
> I suppose most who've thought about it have encountered the
> "^Mozilla/5.*" and "^.*MathPlayer.*" patterns, but they really
> aren't quite right (many versions of Mozilla w/o MathML, esp
> Mac, until just recently;  does MathPlayer 1 get matched?....)
> Has anyone collected a more comprehensive set of patterns that
> they are willing to share?  Googling didn't find me much.
> (other than other people whining :>)
> Alternatively, would it be worth my setting up a test page that
> would sniff against an evolving set of patterns?  If people
> visited the page & told me whether the mathml support was
> correctly recognized, I could develop a set of patterns to share.
> Of course, if there's a compelling alternative I've missed... Do tell!
> Thanks
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