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Re: Equation Enhancement Idea - Wishlist?
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- Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Equation Enhancement Idea - Wishlist?
- From: "Jan Scheffczyk" <herta at Xterminator dot STUDFB dot UniBw-Muenchen dot de>
- Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 14:35:08 +0100
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Subject: DOCBOOK: Equation Enhancement Idea - Wishlist?
> As I understand it equations in DocBook are actually just graphics. This
> a lowest common denominator. Would it be possible at some time in the
> to allow equations in MathML. I know the tools are not really mature yet,
> it would allow the "equation-ness" to be retained, and allow neat things
> like including the mathematical nature of the algorithm to be included
> code documenting it. Clearly TeX can output equations, and some web
> already have some MathML support. Is this a sensible thing for the future?
> Perhaps in version 6 ?
> Julian Satchell
> The above is my personal opinion, and does not represent the opinion of
Yes, it is possible to integrate MathML into Docbook documents. You just
have to alter the Docbook dtd to a little extend and you have to "rename"
the <set> in MathML to something else, because Docbook uses that tag for
sets of books.
For further explanation see:
The only issue is possibly that the whole projekt is in german only, but I
think our DTDs and stylesheets give a good overview.
Further questions? - Feel free to contact me...