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Re: online editor of Presentation and Content MathML

From: Hermitech Laboratory <info@mmlsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 08:27:06 +0200 (EET)
Message-ID: <15248.>
To: "Paul Libbrecht" <paul@activemath.org>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
Dear Paul,

thank you for your question.

If answering in brief, the majority of w3org test cases are supported.

Silverlight client requests our desktop editor (Formulator MathML Weaver), that
is installed on a server. Desktop version is being developed for last 7 years
and has quite good support both for MathML entities and test cases coverage. So
online version has the same MathML conformance results, as our desktop editor.

You can download results of conformance with MathML 2.0 standard in
http://www.mmlsoft.com/dmdocuments/FormulatorMathML2.0Conformance.pdf document
and W3C test suite coverage in
http://www.mmlsoft.com/dmdocuments/FormulatorMathML2.0TestSuite.pdf document.
>From the time when these documents were created for a former version of the
desktop editor, our results become only better.

I didn't understand quite well the second question, sorry. If you mean human
languages, surely we support Unicode and typing in different languages. If you
mean languages other tham MathML, not yet, but we would like to.

Finally, if talking about choice of Silverlight, I willingly agree that in some
sense it's not so good, since, for instance, Flash plugin is much more
widespread. On the contrary, from our point of view (as software developers)
Silverlight means faster and easier start. It's important. Our editors are free,
and our work doesn't bring profit for us, so we would not really like to do
spend useless efforts before we know that such a project can be useful for

That's why exactly Silverlight client comes first. On the other hand, it's
absolutely not important for us which browser plugin is used for the client part
of online MathML editor. Now it is Silverlight, and tomorrow it can be Flash or
whatever. The major part of our interest up to now was to build a case of
completed and fully functional distributed online MathML editor that can be
easily widen in a sense of clients implementation and to understand if there
will be any interest to this project. The choice of browser plugin technology
(as opposed to a scripting language approach) is more essential point than a
choice of Silverlight, Flash or some other plugin.

Best regards,
Received on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 06:27:57 UTC

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