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Re: [Moderator Action] Active lobbying: Math

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:52:15 +0200
Cc: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, Paul Belfanti <paul.belfanti@pearson.com>, Deborah Kaplan <dkaplan@safaribooksonline.com>
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To: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>
I think that, from an accessibility point of view, content MathML would be preferable indeed. However, at this point, I think that the publishers would be thrilled to have at least presentation MathML in the browsers:-)


> On 21 Aug 2015, at 16:48 , Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com> wrote:
> Just to be clear: are we talking about just presentation MathML or also (or even preferably) content MathML?
> Olaf
> On 21 Aug 2015, at 16:24, "Belfanti, Paul" <paul.belfanti@pearson.com> wrote:
>> I think one important step would be for a broad range of stakeholders to issue joint public statements in support of MathML and EDUPUB and signal their intent to publish content in these standards at volume. This will create both business certainty and opportunity for those who can properly play/display this content and create competitive dynamic to support rich, accessible content.
>> Paul
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>> On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 9:46 AM, Deborah Kaplan <dkaplan@safaribooksonline.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 21 Aug 2015, Ivan Herman wrote:
>> Yes, if we can actively lobby, with the weight of the publishing market behind us, to have browser vendors implement a particular feature, that would be a win. For everybody. And that should indeed be the topic of our discussions, too.
>> (see changed subject line)
>> I am hijacking this thread because of this comment by Ivan. This is great to hear that you feel this way, Ivan. And in that case, given that it is a truth universally acknowledged in this IG that native browser and reading system support for MathML would be a big win for the publishing sector, how would we go about designing and presenting that case, and then going on to actively lobby for the vendors to implement it?
>> Deborah

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