posted on 2013-08-15

TBRSS now integrates Highlight.js and MathJax. That means that code snippets in most programming languages get displayed with syntax highlighting, and mathematical notation using both inline TeΧ and MathML gets typeset using a full-blown mathematics-specific display engine. (That includes the pre-rendered LaTeΧ in WordPress-powered blogs like What’s New.)

**Postscript**: MathJax turns out to be somewhat oversold. For *small*
amounts of mathematics, it works fine, but I can certainly see why
it’s not in universal use among mathematicians: with large amounts of
math, it’s appallingly slow. For the moment I’ve compromised by
disabling it except when the browser supports MathML, which is much
faster than the default HTML+CSS rendering.