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[whatwg] Mathematics in HTML5

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2006 16:28:40 +0200
Message-ID: <20060602162840.6dlyxmza705csc8w@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
Quoting White Lynx <whitelynx at operamail.com>:
>> So WHATWG doesn't really care about DTDs. (There are two people
>> involved with that though for validating.)
>
> This is important issue, because requirement to keep DTD accurate   
> imposes certain
> constraints on markup (for example DTD fails to catch errors like
> <a href="#top"><span><a href="#bottom">link</a></span></a>)
> therefore it is better to know in advance whether normative DTD is required
> or not (Relax NG could be more suitable as it admits more accurate   
> content models then DTD).

It's not. You do need to know how to write it though...


>> What's needed for a  specification is error handling, how it   
>> interoperates with existing
>> HTML, etc.
>
> All efforts will be made to keep markup clean and consistent, to   
> avoid conflicts between
> presentational HTML elements and math oriented elements and to   
> specify allowed nesting of elements properly.

You need to specify what happens when people don't do it "properly."  
Besides designing the actual language, that's probably the hardest bit.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
Received on Friday, 2 June 2006 07:28:40 UTC

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