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Re: Exploring new vocabularies for HTML

From: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:12:41 -0500
Message-ID: <da131fde0803310912o198a8e74p580545b64a5737c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Bruce Miller" <bruce.miller@nist.gov>
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "David Carlisle" <davidc@nag.co.uk>, ian@hixie.ch, public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Bruce Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov>

> Now, it gets interesting:
> I'd like to cut that formula and use it
> in a computer algebra system, or graphing calculator,
> or....  I need Classic MathML and the browser could
> reconstruct it from the DOM....
> Fine, but will that be a _requirement_ that a browser
> provide that?
> Or, is it anticipated that every MathML importing
> tool integrate an HTML5 parser?
> Or am I expected to paste to some tmp buffer, and
> run a 3rd party converter to convert to Classic form?

These are all the same concerns I have with SVG-like markup in HTML.
However, you bring up a very interesting point - if all browsers provided a
way to cut-and-paste the DOM (not the source) then most problems would go
away - isn't that right?

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