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RE: Technical reasons for some options taken on design of MathML

From: Neil Soiffer <neils@dessci.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 10:05:45 -0700
Message-ID: <D1EFB337111B674B8F1BE155B01C6DD60DB796@franklin.corp.dessci>
To: "Public MathML mailing list" <www-math@w3.org>
As a follow on to what Robert said about most MathML not currently published on the Web...
 
How often is XML published on the Web?  Most content is in HTML.  People can pick their favorite reason why most content on the web is still HTML as opposed to XML (or XHTML), but would anyone say that is a sign that XML is a bad idea?
 
As Robert has mentioned, MathML is used behind the scenes in many, many places just as XML is used behind the scenes in many, many places.  There is more to a markup language than simply measuring its frequency on the Web.
 
Neil Soiffer
Senior Scientist
Design Science, Inc.
neils@dessci.com
www.dessci.com
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