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January 30, 2003

Render Onto …

So I’m not all that please at how my last post renders on the Mac (Mach-O Mozilla with the Mathematica Fonts). The “stretchy” characters (the integral sign and the overbar on the anti-D3 branes) … aren’t.

How does it look on other platforms?

Anyone using one of the MathML plugins for (gasp, shudder) Internet Explorer?

On another matter, you might have noticed that the RSS feed for Brad DeLong’s blog has disappeared. For the second time in a week, the RSS parser is choking, because his feed contains “undefined entities” (&nbsp; this time; last time it was &pound;). These are perfectly valid in XHTML, but must not appear in an RSS feed, for it to be valid XML. I think it’s fine to use their numerical equivalents (&#160; and &#163;, respectively). Or you can wrap the whole <description> as CDATA. Or maybe I need a yet-more-liberal parser.

Anyway, in a day or two, Brad will have posted enough new stuff for the offending article to slip off his feed, and then we should be good for another week.

Update: Actually, Brad’s problem comes down to his using faulty old templates to generate his RSS feed. The new MT Templates don’t have these problems.

Posted by distler at January 30, 2003 10:04 PM

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