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Sunday May 23rd, 1999

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#9 Re:Reader Opinion: MathML's Viability

by Nieve Anonymous Bastard

Monday May 24th, 1999 4:05 AM

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Ok, quick question(s)

First off, I'm not quite sure what MathML is, except to presume it's some language for describing how mathematical formulas are displayed.

If that's correct, isn't this kind of a niche thing? That is, I've got no problem with adding it, but how many special-interest formats do we want bloating up the browser? I mean, it would also be cool to add a musical-note renderer too for people who download guitar tabs off the web, or a scalable map viewer for mapblast.com users, etc... (just to pull some examples out of my ass)...

I never use math formulas on the web, so I guess I'm just wondering, why support this natively and not other plug-ins/applets?

NABster