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Re: OpenMath

From: Neil Soiffer <soiffer@wolfram.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 23:04:59 -0500 (CDT)
Message-Id: <199604300404.XAA14657@morrison.wolfram.com>
To: hallam@w3.org
Cc: w3c-math-erb@w3.org
>>It will not address the transport protocal that is part of OpenMath
>>(in my opinion, far and away the most important part), and that part
>>will still be left open for OpenMath to solve.  WRI volunteered to
>>donate a solution (MathLink), but NIH rules there as elsewhere...and so
>>they still don't have a solution.
>I think it critical to _not_ attempt to address that issue in the markup 
>definition. About the same time the Web was being put together CMU put together 
>an "all or nothing" package called Andrew. The system was pretty unsuccessfull 
>getting other places to adopt it until they broke it up into AFS, what became 
>the basis of MIME and a number of other usefull modules.
>There are many people looking at the transport issue and at the moment the lead 
>solution technically seems to be ACTOR based systems such as ActiveX.
>	Phill

In case it wasn't clear, I was saying we are not (and should) be looking
at the transport issue.

Received on Tuesday, 30 April 1996 00:05:08 UTC

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