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** Ease of implementation (are UAs willing to implement new formats?)
 
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* '''Writing a document by hand, with vector graphic icons'''<br>Priorities:
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* '''Writing documents that include diagrams that include typographically-correct mathematics'''
 
* '''Writing documents that include diagrams that include typographically-correct mathematics'''

Revision as of 18:15, 25 March 2008

This page summarises the problems discussed in the e-mails that ended up in the html-parsing-rules-namespaces-discussion folder.

  • Putting an equation in a Web page
    Priorities:
    • Maintainability
    • Searchability
    • Accessibility
    • Typographically-sound printing
    • Ease of authoring (are authors willing to learn new formats?)
    • Ease of import from existing documents
    • Ease of implementation (are UAs willing to implement new formats?)
    • Resistance to errors (e.g. not brittle in the face of syntax errors)
  • Migrating from LaTeX to HTML
    Priorities:
    • Fidelity
  • Writing a document by hand, with inline diagrams imported from a graphics package
    Priorities:
    • Compatibility with existing graphics packages
    • Scriptable (retained-mode, with DOM support, without requiring cross-frame scripting)
    • Round-tripping (the ability to take image fragments from a Web page and edit them)
    • Ease of implementation (are UAs willing to implement new formats?)
    • Resistance to errors (e.g. not brittle in the face of syntax errors)
  • Writing a document by hand, with vector graphic icons
    Priorities:
    • Maintainability
    • Good caching behaviour
  • Writing documents that include diagrams that include typographically-correct mathematics
  • Animating Web page content (hypertext, vector graphics) without using script
    Priorities:
    • Set or animate sizes, positions, opacities, colors, transforms (basically most attributes and properties)
    • Time-based triggering, event-based triggering
    • Inlined (for simple web pages) and non-inlined animations (to promote separation of content and presentation)
    • Linear and spline interpolation
  • Writing highly interactive, graphically intensive sites
    Priorities:
    • Searchability
    • Accessibility
  • Writing applications that contain graphics that represent custom data, while including that data for script manipulation.
    Priorities:
    • Embedding custom non-visible data in an HTML document for scripting purposes
    • Ability to avoid ID clashes in multiple-document transclution
    • Forward compatible (so that future extensions don't introduce name clashes)


Areas for research

  • What is the most widely known way of authoring mathematics?
  • What human-editable source language are equations mostly serialised in today?

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