[whatwg] Mathematics on HTML5
Ian Hickson
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jun 7 15:18:28 PDT 2006
On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> >
> > If we made MathML work in HTML, possibly with rules that make the
> > syntax easier (by implying tags as I suggested earlier)
>
> The implied stuff seems scary. I was hoping for no more tag inference
> beyond HTML 4 legacy.
Oh? Why?
> FWIW, I completely agree with James Graham that automatic conversion
> from LaTeX is *the* top-of-the-list requirement for any kind of Web
> math. (It follows that it is futile to insist on semantics that you
> can't pull out of LaTeX as it is normally authored.) I gather that
> TeX4ht is the state of the art here. That already puts MathML ahead of
> anything else that WHAT WG could come up with. Running code rules.
> (Forget latex2html.)
So making MathML+XHTML work in text/html would be a good thing, then?
(That's basically what I'm proposing here.)
> If the WHAT WG really intends to address math, I think it would make
> sense to start by interviewing Roger Sidje, Jacques Distler, Eitan M.
> Gurari and Robert Miner to find out what they think are the problems
> that need to be solved (if any).
Roger Sidje is the one who originally suggested to me that WHATWG should
merge MathML into HTML5. I'll send some mails.
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