[thelist] MathML

joe stowaway at uklinux.net
Sat May 8 12:23:49 CDT 2004

I've been looking into the surface of MathML at places like 
http://www.dessci.com/en/support/tutorials/mathml/default.htm and figure 
I need to know more maths before I leap into it :) 

As far as rendering it goes, I've seen examples of equations given in 
gifs before, but was wondering whether I mightn't use <spans> and class 
attributes to define various things I need to grab hold of, and then use 
css positioning to render it.  Maybe like, Ek = (mv^2)/2 becomes:

<span class="leftside">
    <span class="kinetic">k</span>


<span class="rightside">
    <span class="numerator">   
        <span class="power">2</span>
    <span class="divider">/</span>
    <span class="denominator">   

That way I figured that browsers that don't like css-p will just render 
a readable (and, importantly, selectable) equation much as you might see 
it in a line of code rather than laid out with numerators and 
denominators etc

Anyone think that sounds like a lunatic approach? :)  Best to decide 
before I code it :)))


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