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Re: [MathML3-last-call] MathML 3 current status

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 11:02:53 +0100
Message-Id: <200910081002.n98A2rDx011097@edinburgh.nag.co.uk>
To: Karim.Alloula@ensiacet.fr
Cc: www-math@w3.org


> I would be interested in knowing the current status of the MathML 3
> standard.

as indicated in the subject line it's at "last call". This, in the W3C
process, is the time for people to make comments on what is planned to be
a final feature complete draft.

The next stage is "candidate recommendation", hopefully later this year,
which is accompanied by a "call for implementation" at which point
implementors are encouraged to implement the new features, report
results of the test suite etc.

After that is "proposed recommendation" and then finally
"recommendation".

> I work with MathML 2 for several years and wonder when I will have to switch
> to the new version.
> Is it the right time?

It depends how you work with mathml.

As an author of course you are constrained by the mathml system that
you use, for example the public versions of mathplayer and firefox
currently work with mathml2. However now is a good time to start looking
at and commenting on the new features.

As an implementor now is a good time to start implementing the new
features, as the best way to make detailed comments on the spec is to
implement it, and this last call period, and the following candidate
recommendation period are the times to get in any last minute changes
suggested by implementation experience.

David



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