From: <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>

Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 10:36:06 -0800 (PST)

Message-ID: <4678.217.124.88.215.1140201366.squirrel@webmail.canonicalscience.com>

To: <www-math@w3.org>

Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 10:36:06 -0800 (PST)

Message-ID: <4678.217.124.88.215.1140201366.squirrel@webmail.canonicalscience.com>

To: <www-math@w3.org>

---Introduction--- I am developing the CanonML language (version 1.0) as a way to generate, store, and publish canonical science documents on the Internet. This language will be the basis for the next version 2.0 of the website of the Center for CANONICAL |SCIENCE). The current preliminary version -in proof stage- has been developed on XHTML 1.1 + MathML 2.0 language without semantics add (e.g. there exists not use of <h1> or <p>) but semantic will be added in next version. We wait see the CanonML language like an advanced proposal for the generation of next generation of academic electronic datuments. The CanonML language and related software we will develop (XSLTs, etc.) will be open source; anyone can use, personalize, and generalize it. We wait some technical advice and help in those issues. We wait the WG will provide some technical advice in the development of the CanonMath input syntax for MathML [www.w3.org/Math/mathml-faq.html]. XHTML (including the future XHTML 2.0) and MathML or specific languages as Docbook do not fit all our requirements -for example, we need specific scientific requirements for <chemistry> are not fulfilled even by the specialized CML-, therein the need for the generic CanonML language. Currently, <CanonML> is splinted into three modules: <CanonText>, <CanonGraph>, and <CanonMath>. CanonText is ready, but the development of CanonGraph has been stopped until a better browsers' support of vectorial graphics. Our current emphasis is on CanonMath. The main aims of CanonML language are: simplicity, completeness, and semantic-oriented. For instance, CanonText achieve the semantic level of XHTML 2.0 for general text but being more accessible and optimised than later. The optimisation is largely an outcome of the application of basic generic ideas from canonical science ontology. This relative success reinforces our initial supposition on the power of canonical science. ---Why another syntax for math?--- After of a relatively intense research of the present and future capabilities of TeX/LaTeX, IteX, ASCIIMath, and the two standard MathML syntaxes, I have discarded them as basic input syntaxes for the math module of the CanonML language. In fact, as cited above [www.w3.org/Math/mathml-faq.html] even the W3C recognizes the need for easy input-sintaxes for MathML. Notations for chemistry also are partially discussed: The mhchem chemical package and ConTexT approaches are not suitable input syntaxes for chemical formulae. ---Poll on CanonMath notation--- I am doing a poll for choosing the final notation of CanonMath for introducing mathematical formulas in XML documents. Comments, heavy criticism, suggestions, and varied opinions are welcomed. ---Source--- Information available (size: more than 10 A4 pages) at: http://canonicalscience.blogspot.com/2006/02/choosing-notationsyntax-for-canonmath.html -- Juan R. Center for CANONICAL |SCIENCE)Received on Saturday, 18 February 2006 06:56:43 UTC

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