The MathJax variable¶
MathJax has a single global variable, MathJax, in which all its data, and the data for loaded components, are stored. The MathJax variable is a nested structure, with its top-level properties being objects themselves.
Main MathJax Components¶
- MathJax.Hub
Contains the MathJax hub code and variables, including the startup code, the onload handler, the browser data, and so forth.
- MathJax.Ajax
Contains the code for loading external modules and creating stylesheets. Most of the code that causes MathJax to operate asynchronously is handled here.
- MathJax.Message
Contains the code to handle the intermittent message window that periodically appears in the lower left-hand corner of the window.
- MathJax.HTML
Contains support code for creating HTML elements dynamically from descriptions stored in JavaScript objects.
- MathJax.CallBack
Contains the code for managing MathJax callbacks, queues and signals.
- MathJax.Extension
Initially empty, this is where extensions can load their code. For example, the tex2jax preprocessor creates MathJax.Extension.tex2jax for its code and variables.
- MathJax.Menu
Initially null, this is where the MathJax contextual menu is stored, when extensions/MathMenu.js is loaded.
- MathJax.Object
Contains the code for the MathJax object-oriented programming model.
- MathJax.InputJax
The base class for all input jax objects. Subclasses for specific input jax are created as sub-objects of MathJax.InputJax. For example, the TeX input jax loads itself as MathJax.InputJax.TeX.
- MathJax.OutputJax
The base class for all output jax objects. Subclasses for specific output jax are created as sub-objects of MathJax.OutputJax. For example, the HTML-CSS output jax loads itself as MathJax.OutputJax["HTML-CSS"].
- MathJax.ElementJax
The base class for all element jax objects. Subclasses for specific element jax are created as sub-objects of MathJax.ElementJax. For example, the mml element jax loads itself as MathJax.ElementJax.mml.
Properties¶
- MathJax.version
The version number of the MathJax library as a whole.
- MathJax.fileversion
The version number of the MathJax.js file specifically.
- MathJax.isReady
This is set to true when MathJax is set up and ready to perform typesetting actions (and is null otherwise).