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Re: Help get math turned back on in Chrome

From: Ross Moore <ross.moore@mq.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 13:51:04 +1100
Cc: Dave Barton <dbarton@mathscribe.com>, "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9473678B-C10B-4FC3-B6E5-4A6B0ACDD7C3@mq.edu.au>
To: Paul Topping <pault@dessci.com>
Hi Paul, and others,

On 08/02/2013, at 9:46 AM, Paul Topping wrote:

> Hi Dave,

> One thing in favor of our campaign is the relatively low cost of solving it. That's what is so frustrating to us. Google, Microsoft, and Apple each have so much cash that putting a few developers on solving this problem would not even show up on their budgets.

After hearing of this current gripe, and following provided links,
I was very surprised to see that Apple's Safari was rendering 
the MathML examples. Of course this is using WebKit, right? 
 --- so I shouldn't really have been surprised.

Anyway, I checked the MathML Torture Test page:

  http://www.mozilla.org/projects/mathml/demo/texvsmml.html

using my MacBook Pro, and with an (original) iPad.
Many of the examples indeed have defects, especially on the iPad
concerning expandable brackets, braces, and formatting of super/sub-scripts.

Some of this maybe font-related, as it isn't easy to get extra
fonts into place on an iPad.


So OK, the Webkit stuff isn't perfect yet. 
(Who really expects it to be ?)
But at least Apple hasn't disabled the MathML, as Google seems
to be doing.

> 
> Paul


My 2c.

	Ross

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