[rfc-i] Equations as graphics
jhildebr at cisco.com
Wed Apr 18 09:31:54 PDT 2012
On 4/17/12 9:56 PM, "Peter Saint-Andre" <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> On 4/17/12 9:44 PM, John Levine wrote:
>>> Equations-shown-as-graphics are a possible simplification to the
>>> requirements that still gets us the kind of display we want.
>> Well, maybe. When I think of equations, I think of the Unix "eqn"
>> program, TeX $math$ and the like, which can be typeset inline or
>> displayed and for which the source is greppable. Graphics are
>> always displayed and probably created by something external to
>> my text editor.
> IMHO it is good to keep as much content full-text searchable as possible.
I expected to say "provide an image as a fall-back to MathML", but after
spending a few minutes in the land of MathML, wishing I was on a later
branch of Chrome that might have picked up a little more of WebKit, I'm a
little disappointed in the backwards-compatibility story for MathML. If
someone has expertise in this space and can point out the right way to do
this, I'd appreciate it.
license was adequate), MathJax (http://www.mathjax.org/) might help with the
processing ONLY for a prototyping effort, while we push the browser vendors
to increase the priority of MathML support.
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