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Re: XML (was quotes, a very long time ago)

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Wed, 11 Nov 1998 10:15:24 +0000

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 Roozbeh Pournader writes:  > Interesting, interesting! I find every TeX guru somewhere in the  > *ML world. Today I was looking at the XML FAQ, and found  > \emph{The Typographer}'s name there (i.e., Peter Flynn).  > Where should I fly? :))))))))) actually, i'd say that TeXxies are marginal in the XML world. most of the big names either abandoned TeX some time back, or never knew it, so far as I can see.  > Oh oh! First rule: good freely available TeX material should exits always. "rule"? you make it sound like the silly US constitution, as if to say "right"!  > Many people, but not everyone, I think even if I get very professional  > in MathML, a simple MathML formula like the famous equivalent of  > x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^{2} - 4ac}}{2a}  > seems very obscure to me. you can carry on writing this, and have converters to turn it to MathML, no problem (I say this, having worked on a LaTeX to MathML conversion system with Eitan Gurari, and I assure you that it works). BUT BUT BUT you will find it hard indeed to generate *semantic* MathML from your TeX markup. Someone might want to consider writing a LATeX package which implements a markup for semantic math which will translate to MathML easily Sebastian