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[whatwg] Mathematics in HTML5

From: Michel Fortin <michel.fortin@michelf.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 11:59:45 -0400
Message-ID: <752A53E2-0590-4EF7-BE16-EBDB13FF4AB9@michelf.com>
Le 9 juin 2006 ? 4:20, White Lynx a ?crit :

> Michel Fortin wrote:
>> Well, now that I think of it, there will be some problems with any
>> pure CSS implementation (for current browsers at least, but maybe
>> with CSS3 too). Aligning fraction separators correctly with the base
>> line when <num> and <den> do not have the same height for instance: I
>> don't see a way to fine-tune that without JavaScript.
>
> It is not a problem at all  (also it took some time to figure out  
> whether CSS can render arbitrary
> complex fractions). In CSS2.1 there are two different ways to  
> render fractions
> (one of them even works in MSIE) similar approach exists in XSL FO
> See http://www.geocities.com/chavchan/css/annotated.css
> for details. Generally speaking everything that we propose can be  
> consistently rendered with CSS2.1.
> This is the main point of proposal.

Ah! I see now. I wasn't looking at it in the right browser, and  
somehow missed the explanations in the stylesheet. Great!


Michel Fortin
michel.fortin at michelf.com
http://www.michelf.com/
Received on Friday, 9 June 2006 08:59:45 UTC

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