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Problems Using MS Internet Explorer 6 To Display OMhelp Output

XHTML + MATHML version of this web page .
HTML version of this web page .

Version 6 of MS Internet Explorer can display MathML commands using the Mathplayer plug in which is freely available from Design Science , Below is a list of cases where the MS Internet Explorer 6, in this configuration, appears to have problems displaying MathML or XHTML commands. If you have any feed back for in this regard, please send e-mail to: .

If a -favicon is specified on the omhelp command line, OMhelp follows the preferred method in the w3 recommendation . This recommendation works with the Firefox, but it does not yet work with MS Internet Explorer. It currently appears that MS Internet Explorer requires that the favorite icon be placed at the root directory of the domain. In addition (in MS Internet Explorer) the icon seems to have refresh problems when ones visits a new site.


Line Wrapping
It appears that IE explorer will wrap input lines at the plain hyphen character -; i.e. ascii code 45. This is a violation of the HTML standard as specified in Section 9.3.3 Hyphenation of the HTML 4.0 standard. You can see the problem by selecting the following link to ExplorerLineWrap.htm which contains the following HTML commands:


Operator Sizes
The specification of the minimum size attribute does not seem to work. For example
     <mo minsize="2em">(</mo>
     <mi maxsize="1em">x</mi>
     <mo minsize="2em">)</mo>
generates the output @[@ \mathml{ ( x ) } @]@

The following symbols do not seem to be displayed correctly (note that they are in alphabetical order):
Name Unicode Command W3 File W3 Image Explorer
\succeq <mo>&#x02AB0;</mo> 02A.html @(@ \mathml{} @)@
\models <mo>&#x022A7;</mo> 022.html @(@ \mathml{} @)@
\bowtie <mo>&#x022C8;</mo> 022.html @(@ \mathml{} @)@
\Longleftarrow <mo>&#x027F8;</mo> 027.html @(@ \mathml{} @)@
\Longrightarrow <mo>&#x027F9;</mo> 027.html @(@ \mathml{} @)@
\longmapsto <mo>&#x027FC;</mo> 027.html @(@ \mathml{} @)@
\leadsto <mo>&#x0219D;</mo> 021.html @(@ \mathml{} @)@
\bigodot <mo>&#x02A00;</mo> 02A.html @(@ \mathml{} @)@
\bigotimes <mo>&#x02A02;</mo> 02A.html @(@ \mathml{} @)@
\bigoplus <mo>&#x02A01;</mo> 02A.html @(@ \mathml{} @)@
\biguplus <mo>&#x02A04;</mo> 02A.html @(@ \mathml{} @)@

Input File: explorer.omh