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From Paul Libbrecht <>
Subject [math] ... just one more reference...
Date Tue, 14 Oct 2003 22:46:28 GMT

Oh wonder!

Jakarta project now has a math project!
That's great! Indeed, the justification to have such a project are quite 

Dare I add at least one pointer on the list of Developers Guide 
references ?

The OpenMath society has been working on an XML-based encoding for 
mathematical objects, since quite a long time (about ten years), the 
encoding is light and extensible.
OpenMath also comes with a growing set of mathematical symbols which are 
well defined and have managed to avoid an amount of ambiguities that has 
appreared, for example, in MathML content or the Handbook of special 

It would be quite easy to write a plug that would allow mathematical 
objects or operations to be expressed in this language (for which 
editors, input-syntaxes, and presentation-processes exist)...

Any thoughts ?


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