- From: Bill Constantine <wconstan@insightful.com>
- Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 13:09:00 -0800
- To: <www-math@w3.org>

We are very encouraged by the MathhML project as it is long overdue. In writing scientific text, it is often the case that LaTeX is chosen for its ability to produce very complicated mathematical expressions with relatively little effort and (as a language) is amenable to an open-source, multi-user environment (compared to say Word which is relatively prohibitive on both accounts). As you know, the limitation is in getting those beautiful equations into a language suitable for the Web. This is usually accommodated by exporting the equations as an image (typically GIF). In my opinion, this is cumbersome although I don't know if there is an alternative. Ultimately, I want the ability to be able to create those beautiful LaTeX quality equations so that they can directly be displayed in a web browser. Questions: Will MathML facilitate complicated equations as does LaTeX? Is it conceivable that LaTeX equations may be entered within special MathML tag(s) so that conversion is done "behind the scenes"? Thanks much, William Constantine, Ph.D. Insightful Corporation

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