[texhax] Math in HTML (was Blogs)

Chris Rowley C.A.Rowley at open.ac.uk
Wed Jul 19 13:54:23 CEST 2006


> Unsearchable? Definitely you cannot search in pdf a part of
> mathematical formula

Precisely: neither can you make it accessible or any of the other
psuedo-features that Adobe claim to provide.

> but I am not sure that you can do this in MathML
> either because the same expression can be generated differently

Well, a whole heap of money was poured into the MathML project
precisely to provide searchable maths databases, so let's hope they
got it right.  There are also many ways to write that last sentence
but that does not prevent full-text searches having limited but
imnportant uses. 

> I also am very skeptical about full reader control. I definitely would
> prefer a reader control with a fixed "author view".

Definitely; but we need a langauge to describe this and support negotiation.


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