I see, very helpful idea, thank you !
And what if the formula is really long ? I guess there are limits to the length of the URL, so is it possible in this case to send a POST message and retrieve the same result ?

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 1:23 PM, Roan Kattouw wrote:
2010/12/13 Gabriel Sandor <gabi.t.sandor@gmail.com>:
> Is it possible to retrieve (preferably via the MediaWiki API) an image
> representing a mathematical formula given in the $tags that are > frequently encountered in Wikipedia articles ? There's no direct way to do this, although I guess it could be implemented. A workaround would be to do something like http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=parse&text=[itex]\gamma=\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-v^2}}$&format=yamlfm
, which will give you the HTML generated for this [itex] tag, which
could be an image (like in this case), or HTML if the formula is
sufficiently simple (try a^2+b^2=c^2 for instance).

Roan Kattouw (Catrope)

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