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RE: Help get math turned back on in Chrome

From: Daniel Marques <dani@wiris.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 15:14:07 +0100
Message-ID: <e0251bf503c95a089db72fe26dccde42@mail.gmail.com>
To: Carl Malartre <malartre@scolab.com>, William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
It is clear that users and the industry in general need MathML in the
browser. Letís be supportive with the chromium team and if they say that it
will be available in a future release, well, just say that we believe them.

In the meanwhile we should help in improving the MathML implementation in
Chrome and do all possible to convince them that it is worth to put it back
as soon as possible.


*From:* Carl Malartre [mailto:malartre@scolab.com]
*Sent:* jueves, 07 de febrero de 2013 0:11
*To:* William F Hammond
*Cc:* www-math@w3.org
*Subject:* Re: Help get math turned back on in Chrome

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 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>

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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