OK, I finally had a chance to test the latest mathml filter
it still works fine
the only trouble I had were:
1. I did not realize that filters are now declared in the database not in config.php (which had me baffled for a bit)
2. my debian Xalan v1.2-2 executable behaves slightly differently than Zig's and I suggest that the xalan variable include the first argument so that we debian-types don't have to go hunting for it in the system call way below
default xalan should be modified to "/usr/local/bin/Xalan - "
with an extra dash
and debian xalan can then be "/usr/bin/xalan -XSL "
thanks for making the mmltex.xsl use relative paths (that works)