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From: Daniel James (daniel_james_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-05 15:29:39

On 05/03/2008, John Maddock <john_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Daniel James wrote:
> > The website also has some information on serving MathML (although
> > their Javascript looks a little dodgy).
> Yep, and their author guidelines don't exactly inspire confidence in the
> whole thing - basically that Firefox requires files to have an .xhtml
> extension in order to interpret them as such, where as IE simply doesn't
> know what to do with files of that type :-(

I think the plugin causes internet explorer to accept xhtml documents
with mathml, at least when downloading them with the correct
mime-type, I'm not sure what it does with local files. It sounds
messy, but it apparently works quite well.

Coincidentally, it was announced today that IE8 will have better
support for namespaces within HTML (not XHTML which it won't support)
to give better support for this kind of plugin. But it looks like
other browsers are moving in a different direction (at least that's
what the HTML5 website seems to suggest) so it doesn't look like it's
about to settle down just yet.


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