Topic: Math Code Interpreter
This is quite an old idea I fealt should be resurrected. Sometimes it could be useful to display formulas and such and to do it with ascii-graphics is not always such a good idea. So I thought it might be a good idea to incorporate such a mod for punBB, especially for Universities and the like. The initial idea was to use LaTeX2HTML as an engine for creating gifs that are displayed on the forum (in simple words). This could be done I guess, since php works in a fire-forget manner (right?), so that the first time someone enters a formula, a message will be displayed to the user; "please wait while processing your formula(s)" or something and then the resulting gif will be sent to a image-cache (eg; /img/formulas/) which then can be pruned at the same time as the posts are pruned. The html-files produced, among with other gifs (like "next", "prev" and "home" -buttons) are then immediately removed of course.
Any thoughts on this idea?
However, many were excited and some may have enjoyed the experience.