Other things I don't get (WAS: Re: A Joeish Erlang distributi on (long))

Ulf Wiger <>
Thu Jan 30 13:55:21 CET 2003


On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Matthias Lang wrote:

>Consider the latex inline math expression
>
>    $ [a + b]^{260} + \{a + b\}_i $
>
>and write the same thing in MathML
>
>     <math xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML">
>       <mrow><msup>
>           <mfenced open="[" close="]"><mrow><mi>a</mi><mo>+</mo><mi>b</mi>
>             </mrow>
>           </mfenced>
>           <mn>260</mn>
>         </msup>
>         <mo>+</mo>
>         <msub>
>           <mfenced open="{" close="}"><mrow><mi>a</mi><mo>+</mo><mi>b</mi>
>             </mrow>
>           </mfenced>
>           <mi>i</mi>
>       </msub></mrow>
>     </math>

The best proof yet that XML is indeed perfectly suitable for
every kind of application. (:

I think universities should enforce the rule that all
mathematical expressions be formulated in MathML, even when
handwritten! People will get used to it after a while, and
before you know it, they will insist that math cannot be
expressed in any other way.

/Uffe
-- 
Ulf Wiger, Senior Specialist,
   / / /   Architecture & Design of Carrier-Class Software
  / / /    Strategic Product & System Management
 / / /     Ericsson Telecom AB, ATM Multiservice Networks




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