From: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>

Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:46:57 -0400

To: W3C Math Discussion <www-math@w3.org>

Message-ID: <i7oc3u0zse.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:46:57 -0400

To: W3C Math Discussion <www-math@w3.org>

Message-ID: <i7oc3u0zse.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Dear Friends -- Ten years ago there was a somewhat heated discussion here about whether it should be "legal" to put MathML in text/html offerings and whether, if one did, Mozilla would handle it. At that time, as I recall, the MathPlayer folk wanted to have MathML in text/html, Amaya was handling MathML both in text/html and in xml (before the arrival of application/xhtml+xml), while Mozilla was handling MathML only in xml. It seems that last month with (1) the first non-beta release of Firefox 4 and (2) the 1.1 release of MathJax, we have for the first time all of the "big 4" browsers, current versions, supporting math in text/html (under the mantle of html5). I guess everyone by now knows that MathJax, in addition to allowing authors to use pseduo-TeX in html source, provides a tool for rendering MathML in browsers not supporting MathML natively without the need for any special attention, not even font acquisition, by the user. And it's relatively simple to spin the text/html serialization of html5 from old application/xhtml+xml pages with math. I'm pleased. -- BillReceived on Monday, 25 April 2011 21:47:19 UTC

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