Maths on the Web
HTML does not handle most mathematical symbols or constructions, so only the very simplest equations can be typed directly into a web page. There are several ways round this, most of which are based on the TeX or Latex typesetting languages.
If you are only want to use a few equations, you can capture them as a gif or jpeg file and insert them as an image in the page.
This is free a program which converts Latex documents to HTML. All maths and figures are converted to GIF files. Latex2html is currently available only for Unix.
Maple worksheets can be exported as HTML, complete with index, hyperlinks and graphics. Maths lines and graphics are stored as GIFs in a separate directory. One disadvantage is that the Maple command lines are left in.
Summaries of approaches to putting maths on the web can be found at the following sites
- Electronic Representation of Math/Scientific Expressions
The CTI Mathematics newsletter for August 1998 contains an article on "Putting Maths on the Web" http://www.bham.ac.uk/ctimath/newsletter/vol9.htm#vol9no3
Information about Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) can be found at: http://www.w3.org/Math/