Posted Apr 28, 2011 20:09 UTC (Thu) by n8willis
In reply to: MathML: horrible
Parent article: MathML, Firefox, and Firemath
How is the syntax "terrible" precisely? Solely because it is not as compact? In any event, one thing I did not touch on in the main story is that presentation MathML is designed to express *notation*. The x2 example might be the equivalent of x*x, as a computer algebra system would interpret x^2, but it might also mean the second element in a tensor named x in Einstein notation, the charge of a particle, or any number of other things. By being neutral on that, MathML is as a result more flexible.
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