[uf-new] an equation/MathML/TeX microformat?

Paul Topping pault at dessci.com
Thu Oct 25 15:39:30 PDT 2007

Actually, I think I am following the "process". The very first paragraph

"Start the discussion before you start creating any pages on the wiki."

Let the discussion begin ;-)

I'm aware of the effort to support MathML in HTML5 but this effort seems
unlikely to bear fruit. Besides, I'm looking to create something that
will work in "plain old HTML" which, as I understand it, is part of the
microformat philosophy. As I stated, MathML was originally intended to
be implemented in browsers but the actuality leaves something to be
desired. With HTML5, I would simply be waiting for yet another thing to
be implemented in browsers. Exactly what I want to avoid.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: microformats-new-bounces at microformats.org 
> [mailto:microformats-new-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf 
> Of Scott Reynen
> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 3:11 PM
> To: For discussion of new microformats.
> Subject: Re: [uf-new] an equation/MathML/TeX microformat?
> On Oct 25, 2007, at 10:23 AM, Paul Topping wrote:
> > I'm trying to determine whether microformats is the right venue for
> > developing a standard math representation within HTML.
> > Thoughts? Is microformats the right place for this kind of thing?
> I don't know enough about math publishing to answer that question,  
> but I would encourage you to try to answer it for yourself by  
> familiarizing yourself with microformats.  This is the first step of  
> the microformats process:
> http://microformats.org/wiki/process
> That experience should give you a useful basis with which to 
> evaluate  
> the potential for a math microformat.  You may already be aware of  
> the ongoing discussion of including MathML in HTML 5, but if not,  
> that's another avenue you may want to explore.
> --
> Scott Reynen
> MakeDataMakeSense.com
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