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Drexel28 Hahahaha, oh my God that language is hideous! Writing $\displaystyle \frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}$ would take a decade!
I concur with you, it actually writes the quadratic formula like this :
Code:
<math>
<mrow>
<mi>x</mi>
<mo>=</mo>
<mfrac>
<mrow>
<mrow>
<mo>-</mo>
<mi>b</mi>
</mrow>
<mo>±</mo>
<msqrt>
<mrow>
<msup>
<mi>b</mi>
<mn>2</mn>
</msup>
<mo>-</mo>
<mrow>
<mn>4</mn>
<mo>⁢</mo>
<mi>a</mi>
<mo>⁢</mo>
<mi>c</mi>
</mrow>
</mrow>
</msqrt>
</mrow>
<mrow>
<mn>2</mn>
<mo>⁢</mo>
<mi>a</mi>
</mrow>
</mfrac>
</mrow>
</math>
Compare this with LaTeX :
Code:
x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^4 - 4ac}}{2a}
It's even worse than standard ASCII notation :
Code:
x = (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac)) / 2a
Also, check out what the authors said about MathML :
While MathML is human-readable, it is anticipated that, in all but the simplest cases, authors will use equation editors, conversion programs, and other specialized software tools to generate MathML. Several early versions of such MathML tools already exist, and a number of others, both freely available software and commercial products, are under development.
Human-readable, what a joke !