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Re: [mediaqueries] MathML

From: Mike Perlman <perlmanm@me.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:07:09 +0200
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, Peter Krautzberger <peter.krautzberger@mathjax.org>
Message-id: <9C8E70F7-5F6A-4229-ACE4-21CA4C133D6A@me.com>
To: Paul Topping <pault@dessci.com>
Didn’t the trouble with MathML intensify when Google dropped support?

This should be a warning sign against going all-in with Service Workers and Progressive Web Apps.

The browser developers can be very fickle and pursue private agendas - impose and drop features from one day to the next.

Isn’t the co-lead of DIGIPUB IG from Google? He hasn’t weighed in with his opinions in this discussion?

Anyway, according to my experiences with 5DOC, MathJax delivers the most consistent presentation from browser to browser. And MathJax does work offline although the offline build is quite large - over 1MB.


> On 04 Oct 2016, at 08:36, Paul Topping <pault@dessci.com> wrote:
>> I do not disagree with what you write, but I am not sure this is relevant for
>> the original problem. The whole issue is to *use* MathML whenever
>> possible, not the contrary...
> Glad to hear it. There are those who feel MathML has not been totally successful and would like to see it replaced. I'm just trying to defend it until such a replacement becomes a reality. Sorry if I overreacted.
> Paul Topping
> Design Science, Inc.
> "How Science Communicates"
> Makers of MathType, MathFlow, MathPlayer, Equation Editor
> http://www.dessci.com
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