Introduction to MathML

(Excerpt from "The MathML Handbook" by Pavi Sandhu)

This chapter gives the background you need to understand the origin, goals, and benefits of MathML. It explains the problems with current ways of representing mathematics on the Web and shows why MathML is an effective solution to these problems. It describes the history of MathML and explains its relation to other Web standards such as HTML and XML. Finally, it describes the various practical uses of MathML such as Web publishing and interchange of mathematical content between applications.



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