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Re: Cleaning House

From: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 23:29:42 +0200
Message-ID: <a9699fd20705031429j17e37dcdj2afc63abb6199308@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org
2007/5/3, Jukka K. Korpela:
>
> I think I've seen this before... Those elements have been discussed many,
> many times on different forums. Calling all of them indiscriminately
> "presentational" is gross oversimplification. Surely the difference
> between 3<sup>2</sup> and 32 is not just in visual rendering; it's the
> difference between 9 and 32.

Probably because when you write 3<sup>2</sup> you actually mean 3², or
rather <math:apply><math:power/><math:cn>3</math:cn><math:cn>2</math:cn></math:apply>.

You'll probably tell me "what about 3<sup>12</sup>?", and I'd answer:
<object type="application/mathml+xml"
data="data:application/math+xml,%3C%21DOCTYPE%20math%20PUBLIC%20%22-//W3C//DTD%20MathML%202.0//EN%22%20%22http%3A//www.w3.org/Math/DTD/mathml2/mathml2.dtd%22%3E%3Cmath%3E%3Capply%3E%3Cpower%3E%3Ccn%3E3%3C/cn%3E%3Ccn%3E2%3C/cn%3E%3C/apply%3E%3C/math%3E">
power(3, 12)
</object>

-- 
Thomas Broyer
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2007 21:29:47 GMT

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