10.1.3 Internet Explorer and MathPlayer
- Support for CSS in Explorer is full of nasty bugs.
In particular, it may be that you see a horizontal scrollbar because the
viewframe is wider than the screen although this shouldn't be
necessary. The text justification may be broken. The document title
may use a too large font.
- Some Unicode characters are not displayed. Explorer's Unicode
support is worse than that of other modern browsers.
- Practically no XML support.
Although Microsoft has co-produced the XML specification, their browser
is not able to show such files. Therefore all XHTML files must be
served as ordinary HTML files. See Hickson's trick,
for how you can achieve this.
- Some equations vanish.
If a symbol is used that can't be found in the fonts installed on the
system, MathPlayer doesn't print the whole formula at all. I found this
bug e.g. with “\hbar” and the vector arrow. However it
seems to depend on the individual system.
Please also consult the
list of known Explorer issues and the
list of known MathPlayer issues at Design Science (the creators of the MathML plug-in
for Internet Explorer).