From: <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>

Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 00:29:46 -0700 (PDT)

Message-ID: <3105.217.124.69.216.1153207786.squirrel@webmail.canonicalscience.com>

To: <www-math@w3.org>

Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 00:29:46 -0700 (PDT)

Message-ID: <3105.217.124.69.216.1153207786.squirrel@webmail.canonicalscience.com>

To: <www-math@w3.org>

William F Hammond wrote: > Nonetheless the web paradigm is that a content provider should > produce pages sensible in user agents (like robots) that ignore CSS. > By that standard classical HTML with CSS is not satisfactory for > handling mathematical content. Robots would prefer interpret nonsense like (samples from real MathML site on the internet) <msubsup><mrow/><mi>a</mi><mi>b</mi></msubsup><mi>F</mi> <msup><mi>mc</mi><mn>2</mn></msup> <mi>m</mi><mi>c</mi><msup><mrow/><mn>2</mn></msup>. <math display="block" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML"><msup><mi>λ</mi> <mi>α</mi></msup><msubsup><mi>γ</mi> <mrow><mi>α</mi><mi>β</mi></mrow> <mi>m</mi></msubsup><msup><mi>λ</mi> <mi>β</mi></msup><mo>=</mo><mn>0</mn></math> (above alpha and beta are tensorial indices!) <mn>2</mn><mo>.</mo><mn>233</mn> Etcetera. > Today every university student taking courses in mathematics, physics, > engineering, etc. needs a user agent that is MathML capable. (Every > on-campus user lab here is so equipped.) Is pure MathML advertisement. It would read Today every university student taking courses in mathematics, physics, engineering, etc. needs a user agent that is math (via MathML or via some alternative) capable. (Every on-campus user lab would be so equipped.) Juan R. Center for CANONICAL |SCIENCE)Received on Tuesday, 18 July 2006 07:30:00 GMT

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