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Problems

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
    • Resistance to errors (e.g. not brittle in the face of syntax errors)
    • Scriptable (retained-mode, with DOM support)
    • Single Document (no cross-frame scripting)

Supporting data and research

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