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Re: Help get math turned back on in Chrome

From: Neil Soiffer <NeilS@dessci.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 19:58:21 -0800
Message-ID: <CAESRWkBQ-2kcRiT3JcN=D-HVQ=74SBtqDcov6pmrfFunTdGMdA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Carl Malartre <malartre@scolab.com>
Cc: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>, "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
No one has called them liars, but unsupportive about math... yes.  No group
can implement all the features people want, so they make priorities.  Given
how little time and money they have put into MathML, does anyone believe
that the chrome management feels that supporting math in a browser, and
hence supporting kids in schools and engineers and scientists around the
world is a priority?

Successful companies listen to their customers:  those who care about math
support in browsers need to make their voices heard.  If enough people tell
Google that math support is important, they will listen and change their

In the last 12 hours, about 50 people have starred the bug.  That's a good
start, but I'm sure that we need at least 10 times that many to begin to
make an impression on the chrome folks.  So please spread the word and ask
people to check the star in
to blog and tweet about this bad situation.  People taking action can
make a difference here!

Neil Soiffer

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM, Carl Malartre <malartre@scolab.com> wrote:

> Please be respectful of the Chrome folks. What's the proof that they are
> dishonest and not caring?
> Development is hard and manpower is finite and they have to select what
> they support. They want a good product and I think they have the right and
> authority to say "the code is not yet production ready".
> They said "We hope to turn it on in some future release.". You don't
> believe them?
> Carl
> --
> Carl Malartre, *Sharemath.com* <http://Sharemath.com>
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> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 5:52 PM, William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>wrote:
>> Neil Soiffer <NeilS@dessci.com> writes:
>> > 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.
>> Shame on them.
>> > 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.
>> I think the star widget is a toggle.  I think it's white if one
>> has not "voted" and becomes gold if one has.  But then don't click
>> again (if I understand it).
>> > If you care about math support in browsers, do something to show you
>> care!
>> Also I think one can add a comment at the bottom of that page.  (I did.)
>>                                     -- Bill
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