PATRICK D.F. ION
Mathematical Reviews / AMS
Co-Chair W3C Math Working Group
Abstract: As the Web gains in importance and as the needs of mathematical formalism on the Web are beginning to be met by MathML, it is an opportune time to reflect on the design decisions made by the W3C Math Working Group that resulted in the verbose markup language for transport of math on the Web that MathML turns out to be. The TEX community need not be frightened by the advent of MathML, but may learn to work in the Web environment it provides.
The presentation will describe some of the key aspects of MathML, and explain how it has begun to be used (by August 1999 the support for MathML may be expected to be much greater in a practical sense than it is now). Expected future developments and roles will be commented upon.