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   Re: [xml-dev] RE: The Best Technologies Don't Win

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Perhaps what the WHAT people should consider reintroducing a form of SGML
short references into HTML? With the difference that schemas rather than
DTDs could be used. And performed subsequent to (X)HTML parsing.

Years ago I've implemented formula typesetting conversions several times.
It is not easy, and people do like to treat formulas as text that can be
typed: plain typing is a good input method. The debate about the best
format is old...UNIX eqn versus TeX, the various SGML formats, the
different ways of doing things in MathML.

Even being able to do the equivalent of
 <formula script="latex-to-mathml.js">a^2/2</formula>
might be useful. Where the JavaScript converts the shortform to mathml
built into the browser.

Rick Jelliffe


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