[OS X TeX] Slightly OT: MathML alert - Netscape
riseguin at earthlink.net
Fri May 10 21:59:02 EDT 2002
I just received this email from Design Science, and I thought most
people on this list would be interested. They are alerting us as to
decisions being made about MathML support in Netscape.
> Dear Math on the Web Enthusiast,
> Netscape Communications is currently considering whether to include
> developed MathML support in the next version of their browser. Recently,
> they solicited comments from people interested in
> math on the web. You registered your interest in math on the
> web when you joined our Design Science mailing list on that
> topic. So we want to make you aware of this opportunity to
> help make the case for MathML to Netscape.
> The person to contact is Dave Barrowman <barrowma at netscape.com> and you
> read the email asking for comments at:
> Later this summer, Design Science will release MathPlayer, a free,
> high-performance math display engine that adds MathML support to Windows
> Internet Explorer. We hope MathPlayer will be a significant step toward
> support for math on the web. However, MathPlayer is limited to Internet
> Explorer on Windows, and so Netscape support is very important for
> audiences on other platforms such as MacOS or Linux.
> Design Science believes in the goal of free, widely-available math on
> web. It's important for the free flow of scientific communication, and
> good for business. We also think that the best path to get there is
> support in web browsers. MathML is an XML encoding for mathematics
> that has
> been standardized by the World Wide Web Consortium, and it is
> being used by scientific software makers. See our Math on the Web
> reports for more information .
>  http://www.dessci.com/webmath/status/
> To better understand what Netscape is considering, take a look at the
> source Mozilla browser project . A volunteer effort lead by Roger
> has already implemented MathML in Mozilla. Since Netscape bases their
> commercial browser on the Mozilla code, they are deciding whether to
> it enabled, or whether to remove it in order to make the download
>  http://www.mozilla.org/
> Thanks for your time and interest.
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