MathML 3 moves closer to being a standard
There's lot of good news around MathML these days and this piece of news is a bit of a scoop: MathML 3 will become a Proposed Recommendation on August 10. Proposed Recommendation is the penultimate step on the road to being a full blown recommendation. Among other things, making it to proposed recommendation means that there are at least two different implementations of every feature in MathML 3. The only thing left is for members of the W3C to vote thumbs up or thumbs down on the recommendation. The voting ends September 10, and a final decision by the W3C director will be made around the end of September.
As I discussed in a previous post (MathML becoming a W3C Standard), MathML 3 cleans up a number of unclear areas and adds line breaking and elementary math. On our accessibility blog, I will post a video showing some neat examples of accessible elementary math -- take a look over there in a few days or subscribe to that blog so you'll know when it is posted.
I'm really pleased to say that the next version of MathPlayer has the most complete coverage for MathML 3: it passed a whopping 97% of the 1670 tests in the W3C MathML test suite. Many implementers are hard at work adding in MathML 3 support. I don't know when their products will be out, but we hope to have MathPlayer 3 out in late fall.