Since our math editor is currently on the news, here's one aspect worth considering.
One thing that's been pointed out on the Meta.MathOverflow threads (here and here) is that v3 of MathJax has been released recently (IIUC last April) and that it is faster than the current v2.7. (MathJax v3 is also discussed on Meta SE in this thread, which hasn't received significant developer attention.) It doesn't seem to break anything we rely on, but looking at the list of changes, one thing that sticks out is the addition of the
braket extension, which could potentially be very useful here.
The last time we discussed something similar was the
physics extension, and there it does look like there are good reasons not to include it, but
braket is smaller and nobler and it could do quite a bit to help with on-boarding.
In any case:
- Assuming a switch to v3 is coming, would the
braketextension make sense?
- Would it break any existing posts which define their own bra/ket notation?
- Would we want to have it enabled?