“If you’ve been following check-ins for the last year or so, then you already know that some dedicated contributors have been working on a MathML implementation in WebKit. I am very pleased to announce that the implementation is now turned on by default in the WebKit build and in WebKit Nightlies! Big thanks to Alex Milowski, Francois Sausset, and everyone else who has worked on MathML in WebKit.”

I think my dislike for IE is well known and founded. When I contacted the company asking when SVG would be implemented (circa 2002 or so) they sent me back a message saying they wouldn’t implement silly standards like svg, because then they’d have to implement things like Math ML too! Any one know if IE 9 will have Math ML support? I really thought it would be useful when I first heard about it. Its some what verbose to type in, but more legible to novices than LaTex.

So far, I think that Firefox was the only browser to support MathML (correct me if I’m wrong). As a result, adoption for MathML didn’t really pick up.

Also in MathML news: improved support in FF4:

http://www.maths-informatique-jeux.com/blog/frederic/?post/2010/08/…

Opera supports it too! At least in version 10.60.

This should allow for easier presentation of math content with less data storage and data transfer online and hopefully less formatting problems for content creators. I am glad MathML is gaining traction, let’s hope IE9 supports it as well (does MS plan for IE9 to do so?).

We needed mathml in Webkit 1/2 yeqrs ago damnit.

WebKit isn’t a browser. It is a building block for applications. Now, we can at last display formulas in srs software/text editor/browser/ebook-reader without having to install a TeX distribution and display each formula with a png picture that looks ugly among html text/other stuff because it doesn’t have the same size/fonts…

Mathml is a standard. People rush to implement Html 5/Css 3 but leave Svg & MathMl ou of the pictures…

That’s silly

You are right, Webkit being a popular building block needed MathML badly, but Firefox is not a web browser only either .

They didn’t turn on MathML by default until they got the HTML 5 Parsing Algorithm sufficiently ready to go:

http://webkit.org/blog/1273/the-html5-parsing-algorithm/

Edited 2010-08-19 20:21 UTCWhat’s the typical lag time from a feature appearing in WebKit to being adopted by Chrome Dev?