From Jon Sterling to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

Hi Drew, Thanks for your quick response --- I agree that MathML isn't perfect (far from it); as a working mathematician, I have really struggled with what I perceive to be a disconnect between the goals of the MathML specification and the needs of 'actually existing' hypertext mathematics. Nonetheless, I find it to be somewhat similar to HTML and most other web standards --- which are also an utter mess (but I am aware that you also don't support general HTML on the wiki, perhaps for similar reasons). It's worth also keeping in mind that MathML is changing significantly at the moment, and being stripped down to remove a lot of the cruft, though I understand if you don't find these changes to be sufficient.

From Jon Sterling to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

Hello SourceHut team, I think I understand the motivations for wikis only rendering markdown pages; however, I wonder if it would be possible to relax the rendering slightly to support MathML [1] tags? MathML is an open standard for writing mathematical expressions in hypertext formats. MathML is often rendered using JavaScript tools like MathJax, but I am not asking for MathJax support (or any other JavaScript stuff). We are seeing increasing built-in support of MathML in web browsers [2], and it makes sense to support that effort. Best, Jon

From Jon Sterling to ~sircmpwn/searchhut-discuss

This project looks really cool and promising! I tried to access the domain request form (https://searchhut.org/request) but it is currently returning 404. I was hoping to add to the index a few encyclopedic websites about mathematics to round out the search results --- right now when you search for mathematical topics, wikipedia is the only relevant results showing up but wikipedia is often a bit unreliable in this area. Here are the sites I wanted to add: - the nLab: https://ncatlab.org/nlab/show/HomePage. This is a wiki for collaborative work on Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy — especially, but far from exclusively, from the n-point of view: with a sympathy towards the tools and perspective of higher algebra, homotopy theory, type theory, category theory and higher category theory.

From Jon Sterling to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

It seems that the MailMate client does not hard wrap text automatically. Is anyone else noticing this? Best, Jon