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Re: Math on the web without MathML (CSS 2.1 rendering for HTML and XML)

From: <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 08:04:30 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <3095.217.124.88.164.1152889470.squirrel@webmail.canonicalscience.com>
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David Carlisle said:

> It makes so much difference when you do what Juan has so consistently
> failed to do, show some markup and the css that styles it.

Except by the point that Juan had cited the link (5 Jul 2006) in this
list. And there is no reason for multiple repetition!

> but it's certainly usable in many cases and much better than
> scaling a single character.

Therefore, the composition of fragments was not a requirement here, just
as was said ;-)

> The CSS rendering will always lack the typographical quality of
> a real Math renderer,

Always? I do not think that.

> and also of course lacks the benefits of using a
> standardised markup (for example I can cut MathML expressions out of
> firefox and drop then into maple and have then interpretted as
> mathematics) but it is still an important aim to ensure that the
> mathematics is at least visually rendered in a legible way in as wide a
> range of browsers as possible.

The advantages of standarization are largely a myth, many tools generate
inadequate p-MathML code. I submit here example of p-MathML code generated
by tools that offered errors by Mathematica online.

Juan R.

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