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Re: [Moderator Action] Active lobbying: Math

From: Julie Morris <julie@bisg.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:50:44 -0400
Message-ID: <CACSdAxWOnvJfeWBbuV18NfQcS-E0bmbD_sQi4UvhVP5Mjv91qA@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Regarding Paul's point about stakeholder-issued public statement in support
of MathML:
- BISG's Accessible Publishing Working Group is addressing the use of
MathML as a "top tip" in the Quick Start Guide to Accessibility (currently
in progress); we may also include MathML as a discussion topic at an
Accessibility Summit in the spring- more on that will be finalized near the
beginning of 2016.
- George Kerscher's Baseline Requirements document will serve as a useful
tool for gaining industry consensus in support of accessibility best
practices, including MathML. I believe George and others at DAISY are
currently planning for where this document and initiative will live.

Thanks,
Julie

On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 10:52 AM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:

> 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:-)
>
> Ivan
>
>
>
> > 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
> >> --
> >> Paul Belfanti
> >> Director, Content Architecture
> >> Core Platforms & Enterprise Architecture
> >> office: +1 201-236-7746
> >> mobile: +1 201-783-4884
> >>
> >>
> >> 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
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>
> ----
> Ivan Herman, W3C
> Digital Publishing Activity Lead
> Home: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/
> mobile: +31-641044153
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*Julie Morris*

Project Manager: Standards & Best Practices

Book Industry Study Group | BISG.org <http://www.bisg.org/>

Tel: 646-336-7141 Ext 14

Email: julie@bisg.org
Received on Monday, 24 August 2015 16:51:13 UTC

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