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

Paul Topping pault at dessci.com
Fri Oct 26 13:38:04 PDT 2007


> But the Wikipedia work is certainly a good start at an examples list,
> and in my Googling around I came across several others. Although I
> have a sneaking suspicion this might not really be a big-M uf thing,
> it's certainly seems worth gathering more examples as ammunition
> for whatever next step is appropriate.
> On 10/26/07, Paul Topping <pault at dessci.com> wrote:
> > ... It is
> > exactly this kind of hack that I'm looking to microformats to escape
> > from.
> >
> In that case, you're going to _hate_ microformats, because they
> don't so much escape those kinds of hacks as enshrine them
> as standards :-)

Yes, but microformats does this in a way that doesn't interfere with
existing uses of the HTML attribute or tag that it appropriates. This is
key. It exploits places in HTML where extension is allowed to encode
information. This makes it much less of a hack.


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