Idle question of the day: if browser vendors had invested in better MathML support ~2012 instead of cutting back, would PDFs still be as dominant in academia as they are today?

Personally, I'm not so sure HTML ever had a chance against PDFs in academia. In my experience most academics are very small-c conservative and there's nothing fundamentally wrong with PDFs from their perspective.

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@baldur You can save a specific version of a PDF for reference. It's the only thing PDFs are good for and it happens to be important for academics.

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