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Re: MathML browser test page

From: Neil Soiffer <neil.soiffer@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 15:35:29 -0700
Message-ID: <d98bce170907161535h4ba90fe3oe3fdb10e0dedab92@mail.gmail.com>
To: joe.java@eyeasme.com
Cc: www-math@w3.org
I noticed a couple of things that you did that were workarounds to get it to
display in Firefox that might cause problems in other renderers:

   1. You use CSS to set the column alignments instead of using MathML.  You
   list the Firefox bug that it doesn't implement columnalignments, but you
   should at least also add the columnalignments to the MathML so that other
   renderers will align properly.
   2. You  set minsize/maxsize for the arrows in Cicho's Diagram. These
   should stretch on their own to be the proper size, but Firefox doesn't do
   this (I don't see it listed as a bug in your list).

It's really good to get complex tests like this.  Thanks for the work.

Neil Soiffer
Senior Scientist
Design Science, Inc.
~ Makers of MathType, MathFlow, MathPlayer, MathDaisy, WebEQ, Equation
Editor ~

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 8:54 AM, <joe.java@eyeasme.com> wrote:

> Hello MathML Community,
> While learning TeX and MathML, I wrote a one page website
> that covers a range of mathematical formulas, I use the web-page
> for testing some of a browser's MathML (presentation Markup)
> capabilities.  It might be of use to others, so here it is:
> https://eyeasme.com/Joe/MathML/MathML_browser_test.html
> The equations are shown in 3 forms:
> (all hyperlinked to the code that generated them)
> 1) an image the TeX presentation
> 2) an image of the MathML representation using STIX Beta fonts on Firefox
> 3.5
> 3) the present browser's representation of the equation using MathML
> This way a person can see how TeX (produces a very good representation of
> mathematical equations) compares with MathML on Firefox 3.5 using STIX beta
> fonts, and how these both compare with their present browser's MathML
> representation.
> The page validates as 'XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0', validates as 'CSS level
> 2.1'
> and the page passes the WAI automatic tests
> Included on the web-page are a few useful links and some notes about
> lessons
> I learned while making the web-page.
> Feel free to make any Comments / suggestions / corrections.
>     Joe
Received on Thursday, 16 July 2009 22:36:11 UTC

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