**Motivation**-
The W3C MathML 2.0 Recommendation represents a major step forward in the
standardization of mathematical communication over the web, both for end
users and software systems and tools. In this tutorial we present an
introduction to the Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) and its syntax
and scope, illustrate leading software technologies and applications that
provide support for MathML in current browsers, and explore how MathML
interacts with other web standards to drive the development of languages,
tools, and frameworks for the delivery of semantically rich web content
that promises to enable a new generation of mathematical applications.
**Outline**-
**XML Fundamentals**[5 min] SGML : HTML == XML : MathML, Elements/Attributes/Entities.**Objective:**Explain basic XML concepts needed to place MathML in context**MathML Basics**[25 min] Presentation, Content.**Objective:**Survey the scope of what MathML can represent.**MathML Software**[30 min] Browser support, techexplorer, others.**Objective:**Illustrate leading MathML technology and applications.**MathML and Web Standards**[30 min] Unicode, XHTML, XSLT, XLink, Schema, DOM.**Objective:**Explore how MathML interacts with other Web standards.

**Target Audience**-
The tutorial will be self-contained in the sense that no prerequisites are
assumed. General familiarity with markup languages for mathematics and with
other web standards and tools (XHTML, CSS/XSL, DOM, etc.) will be helpful
but not strictly necessary. Attendees are invited to bring laptops and
MathML software to explore concepts to be discussed in the tutorial.
**Computer algebra system software designers**who need standard encodings for mathematics interoperable with other web tools and standards.**Mathematical software application writers**who need standard encodings for mathematics interoperable with other web tools and standards.**Web site authors**who want to generate and distribute semantically rich mathematical information over the web using MathML.

**The Presenter**-
**Sam Dooley**is an Advisory Programmer in the Computer Science Department at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He is the primary architect and implementor of the MathML 2.0 support in the techexplorer Hypermedia Browser that includes complete rendering support for all MathML 2.0 elements and attributes, as well as full support for the DOM Level 1 API that has been used to implement interfaces between techexplorer and a number of other commercial computer algebra systems.

Christopher W Brown Last modified: Tue Apr 3 16:28:47 EDT 2001