Out of curiosity, I've been wondering about the rendering of the forum's math tags as gifs. For example, when the whitespace is removed, this snippet

Code:

` [ math ] x^2 [ / math ]`

\(x^2\)

What are the mechanics? I've googled the general issue of rendering math in browsers. From there, but to no avail, I searched the talkstats.com using the terms MathML and MathJax.

http://www.w3.org/Math

http://www.mathjax.org

http://www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php

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