Right list for sure.

Yes, that's an important issue. I'm not satisfied, either, for just this reason. It's not an easy one, because it relates to the Java2Script compiler we use. There are many extensions we do need to use - especially in the number area. Not sure about JavaScript error processing, although obviously we need to catch those for our own purposes.

If you point me to a problem page and point me to the bit of your MathJax code that is problematic, I can see what I can do.


On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 12:12 AM, Gareth Oakes <> wrote:
Hi there,

I'm not sure if this is the correction mailing list or not, but wanted to report an issue with JSmol. We are working on integrating JSmol into a web site which already uses MathJax and we ran into an incompatibility issue. We have a crude workaround but I wanted to explore the root cause.

I have discovered that upon execution of the JSmol getApplet() method, the java2script Clazz system seems to replace the standard Javascript Error object with a copy of java.lang.Error. This causes MathJax to fail because it expects to have the standard Javascript Error object available.

Why are objects in the global Javascript namespace being modified and is there a way to prevent it?

BTW I discovered this in test file "jsmol.htm" which ships with My test environment was Chrome 28.0.1500.95 on Windows XP.

Gareth Oakes

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