MathML in Other HTML Media
The core HTML rendering engine of Internet Explorer is a low-level Windows
component called MSHTML. The MSHTML component handles the downloading and
display of HTML pages, while the Internet Explorer application provides the IE
window, menus, address bar, bookmarks, preferences, etc. Internet Explorer
is designed in this way so that other Windows software can reuse the core MSHTML
component. For example, the popular Outlook mail client reuses the MSHTML
component to display HTML email. Third-party software such as the popular FeedDemon
RSS reader also reuse the MSHTML component.
MathPlayer adds MathML display to Internet Explorer by interacting directly
with the MSHTML component. As a result, MathPlayer can also provide MathML
display in many contexts where the MSHTML component is reused. In some
cases, such as Outlook, security restrictions or other technical considerations
may interfere with MathPlayer. In these cases, Design Science is pursuing
ways of enabling safe and effective use of MathPlayer for MathML display.
However, in many other cases, you can MathML-enable other Web-aware software
with a minimum of effort.
As Design Science becomes aware of third-party applications that can make use
of MathPlayer, we will add them to the list below, along with instructions for
enabling MathML support as necessary. If you discover that MathPlayer
works with an application not on our list, we would love to hear from you!
Applications that can Use MathPlayer
FeedDemon RSS Reader
The FeedDemon RSS reader can easily be
MathML-enabled using MathPlayer by installing an additional FeedDemon stylesheet. To do this, post a request for the stylesheet to the news.bradsoft.com
newsgroup. Once you have obtained the stylesheet, you can install it by
simply double-clicking on it.