Thursday, January 31, 2013

MathML Samples

Latest version of Google Chrome now supports MathML for presenting math expressions.
(Firefox also supports MathML, IE10 does not yet)

It is nice that some sites offer "fallback" to using HTML+CSS or SVG,
and that works even in browsers that do not support "native" MathML.

MathML Samples 

The Quadratic Formula


How does MathML looks like?
It is based on XML, and relatively compact.
But like with any XML, it is better to use tools for editing...

<math display="block"><mrow><mi>x</mi><mo>=</mo><mfrac><mrow><mo>−</mo><mi>b</mi><mo>±</mo><msqrt><mrow><msup><mi>b</mi><mn>2</mn></msup><mo>−</mo><mn>4</mn><mi>a</mi><mi>c</mi></mrow></msqrt></mrow><mrow><mn>2</mn><mi>a</mi></mrow></mfrac></mrow></math><br />

Boxes, Boxes, and More Boxes

Flash updated by Chrome, IE10

Google revs up Chrome, crushes bugs - Computerworld:
"Google updates Flash because it's responsible for maintaining the bundled copy of Flash Player inside Chrome. Google has baked Flash into Chrome since March 2010. Last year, Microsoft mimicked the practice by including Flash in Internet Explorer 10 (IE10)"

Essentially Flash is packaged with the browser, and included in updates.

Windows Azure Media Services

Announcing Release of Windows Azure Media Services - ScottGu's Blog