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Re: Help get math turned back on in Chrome

From: Peter Krautzberger <peter.krautzberger@mathjax.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 10:35:39 -0800
Message-ID: <CACUTewOf5Re-ba6sG4o3toPryj9p+xm=T_vcQ-qXFmKOzqqqSQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Neil Soiffer <NeilS@dessci.com>
Cc: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
It's sad news indeed, especially given the efforts from to prevent this.

I'm wondering if there's interest in drafting a common statement that
people could re-use.

Peter.


On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 10:12 AM, Neil Soiffer <NeilS@dessci.com> wrote:

> 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
>
>
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