[webkit-dev] Attaching Additional Semantics to Markup

Brady Eidson beidson at apple.com
Tue Sep 15 23:13:23 PDT 2009

Implementing MathML in the engine has been getting some traction lately:


Would native MathML support along with accessibility roles fulfill  
your needs?

If so, I'd suggest you direct your energies towards that effort!


On Sep 15, 2009, at 10:55 PM, Alex Milowski wrote:

> I'm curious to see if there is someway an "plugin" or "extension"  
> can be
> added to a WebKit-based browser to add additional semantics for  
> certain
> content without going over to the "browser host" side of things?
> For example, I'd like users to be able to install an "add on" that  
> augments
> the browser and "reads" MathML to the user using the native TTS  
> engine on the
> platform.  This isn't a plugin in the traditional sense as WebCore is
> doing the actual rendering of the content.
> I've looked at Chrome extensions but that seems to be at a higher  
> level.  What
> I want to do is add semantics associated with a certain kind of  
> markup.  Think
> of it as a "speak Math" service.
> Any ideas?
> -- 
> --Alex Milowski
> "The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity  
> of the
> inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language
> considered."
> Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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