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October 28, 2002

Not Ready for Primetime

I think I really scrooched the pooch on that one.

Converting this blog to .xml with MathML extensions proved even worse for accessibility than I imagined. Of course it rendered beautifully in Mozilla. But Internet Explorer refused to render the page at all, and OmniWeb decided to download the source, rather than attempting to render it in the browser.

I guess we’re not there yet, in terms of MathML. (Heck, maybe we’re not there yet in terms of XHTML.) I don’t know what that means for the future of using weblogs to comment on the archives. In the short term, it seems more than a little inadequate.

Anyway, I will leave a copy of the current index in MathML-enabled format, so that the brave among you can see whether your browser is manly enough to render it.

Posted by distler at October 28, 2002 1:33 PM

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