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Re: MathML and simple maths content


From: Isabel Holdsworth
Date: May 30, 2019 4:01AM

Thanks Brian. This sounds reasonably encouraging.

On 29/05/2019, Brian Kardell < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 9:29 AM Birkir R. Gunnarsson <
> <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> MathML support is spotty/inconsistent and sometimes downright missing.
>> Kepe inmind that IE11 is eventually going to g away, probably in a
>> matter of years, so we, as a community must focus on
>> Chrome/Firefox/Edge (which will run on Chomium).
> I'd like to add to this that mathml has a complex history and suffered a
> series of very unfortunate events which I wrote about on my blog
> https://bkardell.com/blog/Math.html, if you are interested in the context
> around this, including the current state an efforts.
> To sum up a TL;DR of the current state:
> My organization, Igalia, contributes (in the code sense) to all of the
> browsers and has been working with Chrome developers for a few years to
> work out some kind of proposal. There was some general agreement of a
> plan. We began a fundraising campaign https://mathml.igalia.com/. We
> received initial funding from the NISO through a grant from the Alfred P
> Sloan Foundation. This plan was sent for review to the W3C's Technical
> Architecture Group (https://github.com/w3ctag/design-reviews/issues/313),
> and feedback seems positive. There is an active community group doing all
> of the necessary spec work and hard decisions involved in the plan
> https://mathml-refresh.github.io/ . Part of this work is to ensure
> interoperability between implementations as well. Our implementation of
> this work in Chrome is making good progress as you can see here
> https://mathml.igalia.com/news/2019/05/03/igalia-is-making-good-progress/#new,
> and we would love for more people and organizations to be involved. If
> you, or your organization thinks this is important work and would like to
> chat about how you can help, feel free to reach out.
> --
> Brian Kardell :: @briankardell :: bkardell.com
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