FW: Mathematical Markup Language Version 2.0 becomes a W3C Recommendation

From: Lloyd G. Rasmussen (lras@loc.gov)
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 11:35:56 PST

As follow-up to last summer's resolution about technical documents in
electronic form:

>From: "George Kerscher" <kerscher@montana.com>
>To: "DAISY Specifications & Guidelines Work Team" <daisy-wt-sg@svb.nl>,
> "DAISY Board" <daisy-board@svb.nl>
>Subject: FW: Mathematical Markup Language Version 2.0 becomes a W3C
>Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 12:03:37 -0700
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>[mailto:w3c-ac-members-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Janet Daly
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>To: w3t-comm@w3.org; w3c-ac-members@w3.org; w3c-math-wg@w3.org;
>quint@w3.org; maxf@w3.org
>Cc: aldiaz@us.ibm.com; ion@ams.org
>Subject: Mathematical Markup Language Version 2.0 becomes a W3C
>Dear Advisory Committee Representative;
>W3C is pleased to announce that the Mathematical Markup Language
>(MathML) Version 2.0 has become a W3C Recommendation.
>Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Version 2.0
>21 February 2001
> David Carlisle (NAG)
> Patrick Ion (Mathematical Reviews, American Mathematical Society)
> Robert Miner (Design Science, Inc.)
> Nico Poppelier (Penta Scope)
>Principal Authors:
> Ron Ausbrooks, Stephen Buswell, Stéphane Dalmas, Stan Devitt,
> Angel Diaz, Roger Hunter, Bruce Smith, Neil Soiffer,
> Robert Sutor, Stephen Watt
>Results of Proposed Recommendation Call for Review
>The MathML 2.0 Call for review produced many positive responses from the
>Membership, and commitments for support in current and future products.
>It is particularly noteworthy that MathML 2.0 already has 17 known
>implementations, found in the Implementation and Interoperability
>report, at:
>There were no substantive objections raised in this review. The comments
>received both from the membership and the scientific communities
>involved in
>the development of MathML 2.0 have been unanimously supportive; it is
>the consensus that this is a mature, essential technology.
>Description of what Recommendation means
>W3C Process Document, Section 5.2
>W3C Recommendation
> A W3C Recommendation is a technical report that is the
> end result of extensive consensus-building inside and
> outside of W3C about a particular technology or policy.
> W3C considers that the ideas or technology specified by
> a Recommendation are appropriate for widespread deployment
> and promote W3C's mission
>Excerpted from Status of the Document
> This document has been reviewed by W3C Members and other
> interested parties and has been endorsed by the Director as a
> W3C Recommendation. It is a stable document and may be used
> as reference material or cited as a normative reference from
> another document. W3C's role in making the Recommendation is
> to draw attention to the specification and to promote its
> widespread deployment. This enhances the functionality and
> interoperability of the Web.
> This document has been produced by the W3C Math Working Group
> as part of the activity of the W3C User Interface Domain. The
> goals of that W3C Math Working Group are discussed in the W3C
> Math WG Charter (revised February 2000 from original of 11
> June 1998). A list of participants in the W3C Math Working Group
> is available.
> The MathML 2.0 specification was reviewed extensively during its
> development, as provided by the W3C Process. During end of that
> period the W3C Math Working Group members encouraged
> implementation using the specification and comment on it; a report
> on Implementation and Interoperability experiences and issues has
> been made public. It is intended that this will be updated from
> time to time by the continuing work of the W3C that oversees the
> MathML 2.0 Recommendation. The W3C Math Working Group maintains
> a public Web page http://www.w3.org/Math/ which contains further
> background information.
> Public discussion of MathML and issues of support through the
> W3C for mathematics on the Web takes place on the public mailing
> list of the Math Working Group (list archives). To subscribe
> send an email to www-math-request@w3.org with the word
> subscribe in the subject line.
> Please report errors in this document to www-math@w3.org. The list
> of known errors in this document is available at
> http://www.w3.org/2001/02/MathML2-errata.
> The English version of this specification is the only normative
> version. Information about translations of this document is
> available at http://www.w3.org/2001/02/MathML2-translations.
> The MathML 2.0 Recommendation is made available in different
> formats. In case of a discrepancy between any of the derived
> forms and that found in the W3C's archive of Recommendations the
> definitive version is naturally the archived Recommendation.
> A list of all current W3C Technical Reports can be found at
> http://www.w3.org/TR.
>Please join us in congratulating the Math Working Group on their
>significant achievement.
>For Tim Berners-Lee, Director, W3C;
>Janet Daly, Head of Communications
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