Historically, displaying mathematical notation in web browsers has been a challenge. For a background to this issue please see our earlier article on Mathematical notation on the web – part 1. Thankfully things have moved on. In this article we
“Beautiful mathematics in all browsers” is the strapline to MathJax – a modern open-source display engine for mathematics. This is the second of a two-part article.
The world wide web was invented at a physics laboratory, so why is it so hard to reliably display mathematics? This is the first of a two-part article that looks at many of the issues and leads on to discuss a promising solution.