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Help get math turned back on in Chrome

From: Neil Soiffer <NeilS@dessci.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 10:12:22 -0800
Message-ID: <CAESRWkBMruAoQLMe1xY2HQbD04Q7etDbuOnL6WNoDz=dLvpgNg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
Chrome 24 had MathML in it.  But they plan to turn it off in Chrome 25!!!

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=152430#c32

says

 Note that MathML has had to be turned off because the code is not
> yet production ready. We hope to turn it on in some future release.
> We plan to announce this in the Chrome 25 release notes.
>


This is because of a minor layout bug for which a fix has already been
submitted.  Apparently the folks at google don't care about math much and
just want to see it die -- the support that is in there was done by someone
who volunteered his time for a year and finally had to go back to doing
paid work.

One easy step to show your support for math in Chrome is to go to the above
link and click on the star in the above left and to get everyone else you
know to do the same.  That says you care about this bug being fixed.

A harder step is to find a way to get google to wake up to the reality that
math is used in the classroom everyday and is one of the three "r"s (as the
saying goes in the US). Not supporting it is a disservice to education
around the world and to science, math, and engineering in general. So blog
about Chrome's killing math support, tweet about, or create the next viral
video about it.

If you care about math support in browsers, do something to show you care!

     Neil Soiffer
Received on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 18:12:50 GMT

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