ASCIIMathML: a brilliant JavaScript/XML hack

Once in a while, you find something on the Web that makes you go “Wow!”. Ever since MathML came along, I’ve been fairly disappointed because it looked like it was designed to work only inside expensive commercial tools. ASCIIMathML proves I was wrong. You can write standard HTML files with some convenient mathematical notation in it, and a piece of JavaScript will dynamically convert it to MathML which displays fairly nicely in Firefox. However, I always seem to be missing some key fonts.

XML and JavaScript are a potent mix.

Daniel Lemire, "ASCIIMathML: a brilliant JavaScript/XML hack," in Daniel Lemire's blog, December 31, 2004.

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A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

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