math layout on the web
the state of MathML on the web - comment on a Slashdot article on a new comprehensive set of math fonts. summary:
- LaTeX is the classic solution for laying out math but it's not appropriate for browsers
- MathML is math in semantic XML, so should be good for browsers
- but currently you have to do a lot of config to view MathML on the web, including having a specific set of fonts available
- and MathML fares better with XHTML, because they're both XML. Firefox won't render MathML as math unless the page its on is valid XML.