Sunday May 23rd, 1999

Reader MPT has submitted to us an article in response to some statements about Mozilla and MathML made in a previous forum. Click Full Article below to continue.

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There is a specific provision in the MathML effort in Mozilla <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/mathml/> for alternative notations. By only considering the MathML spec in its internal working, the MathML engine in Mozilla will be as terse as one could get, with the displaying niceties that other MathML supporters have argued about. And through the transformation API, TeXies would be able to contribute a (separate) add-on to convert TeX/LaTeX in MathML on the fly. In other words, it would be possible to write a simple and readable $\Delta = \sqrt{b^2-4ac}$ directly in the HTML. The best of all worlds in the lizard. Isn't what we want?