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Re: Supporting MathML and SVG in text/html, and related topics

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 00:07:02 +0000 (UTC)
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Public MathML mailing list <www-math@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0805230006080.12911@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 10 Apr 2008, Henri Sivonen wrote:
\> On Apr 10, 2008, at 12:51, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Fri, 9 Jun 2006, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > > 
> > > If the WHAT WG defines a way for serializing MathML as text/html, I
> > > think it should be (at least for conforming cases) a pure alternative
> > > infoset serialization for a subset of possible infosets (dirty words, I
> > > know) as opposed to just being something similar but subtly different.
> > > That is, I think conforming documents should be losslessly
> > > reserializable as XML *1.0* and the DOM nodes for the math stuff should
> > > report the uncolonified element name in lower case as localName and the
> > > MathML namespace URI as namespaceURI. (I guess tagName should do what is
> > > most compatible with MathPlayer.)
> > 
> > Does what the spec says satisfy this?
> 
> As far as I can tell, the spec satisfies the constraint I presented for 
> conforming content except when free-form element (e.g. <mtext>) or 
> attribute value (?) contains a form feed or a vertical tab. I expect the 
> rendering behavior of form feeds and vertical tabs in <mtext> to be 
> undefined, which is bad.
> 
> I can't comment on the tagName/MathPlayer part due to lack of suitable 
> testing environment.

Are form feeds and vertical tabs allowed in MathML <mtext> and attributes?

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