[webkit-dev] Proposal: Remove ENABLE(MATHML)

Frédéric WANG fred.wang at free.fr
Mon Oct 23 09:11:42 PDT 2017

On 23/10/2017 18:04, Konstantin Tokarev wrote:
> There is a big difference between SVG and MathML: the first one is entirely self-
> contained, while (AFAIU) MathML requires presence of math fonts on the target
> system for correct rendering (i.e. native MathML will look much worse than image
> fallback that is usually available).
> Imagine embedded system (e.g. of set-top box kind) which has no math fonts on
> the board. Will always-on MathML be progression or regression there?
SVG also requires fonts for the <text> tag. And Web fonts exist to work
around the lack of system fonts. As a Web Platform developer, I believe
browser sniffing is bad practice, so I hope people use other techniques
to provide alternate content. Do you have any concrete use case in mind?

Frédéric Wang - frederic-wang.fr

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