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[whatwg] Mathematics in HTML5

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 20:37:06 -0400
Message-ID: <20060608003705.GA21288@postdiluvian.org>
* Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> [2006-06-08 00:28+0000]
> On Wed, 7 Jun 2006, Michel Fortin wrote:
> > 
> > I'd like to try something a little simpler. So here is my idea for a 
> > math markup.
> I would be very cautious about introducing an entirely new language to do 
> this (even if it is "just" an extension of HTML4). For something as big as 
> Mathematics, we want to simply re-use an existing language, not invent a 
> new one. Inventing a new language for encoding content with as wide a 
> problem-space as mathematics would require months, as well as the time of 
> domain experts, etc. This work has already been done, e.g. in ISO12083, 
> MathML, LaTeX, and other such languages.

I absolutely agree. It would also be both considerate and sensible 
(if anyone does want to undertake such a task) to talk to the 
MathML folks first.


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