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Re: Math Markup is too awkward.
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At 06:15 AM 24/07/97 -0400, Dave Raggett wrote:
>On Wed, 23 Jul 1997, Nick Sushkin wrote:
>
>> In the form proposed the math markup language is very awkward. One
>> perhaps will have to convert from LaTeX and then reedit MMML
>> manually. Compare LaTeX syntax to MMML:
>>
>> LaTeX: (x+2)^2
>>
>> MMML:
>>
>> <MSUP>
>> <MROW>
>> <MF>(</MF>
>> <MROW>
>> <MI>x</MI>
>> <MO>+</MO>
>> <MN>2</MN>
>> </MROW>
>> <MF>)</MF>
>> </MROW>
>> <MN>2</MN>
>> </MSUP>
>>
>>
>> I don't want to type MMML, no way. It's ridiculous.
>
>You won't have to type MathML directly. There will be a number
>of ways to avoid this, e.g. by using a filter from other formats
>or using a template editor such as in Word and FrameMaker. W3C's
>Amaya browser/editor will include such a feature.
>
>I am working on an easier to write format (EzMath) that can be
>used to translate into MathML, e.g.
>
> (x+2)^2
If this is the case, why was it decided to go with a markup approach to
math? Wouldn't it have been simpler to have browsers interpret the easier-
to-write format? Is there any reason why the notation of MINSE [1] was
not used as a base on which to build?
[1] http://www.lfw.org/math/
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