Math on the Web: from posting assignments to mathematical web services.
Stephen Watt, University of Western Ontario
How will mathematics be represented on the World Wide Web? Why not just use TeX? This talk examines the consequences of using different means to represent mathematical expressions in Web documents and digital libraries. We describe MathML, an XML application devised by the World Wide Web Consortium, and OpenMath, an extensible protocol used in a number of European projects. The talk considers the exchange of mathematical expressions via the web both between people and machines: We begin with a view of people composing and sharing mathematical documents and then explore protocols for machines to cooperate in providing mathematical services.