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[whatwg] Mathematics in HTML5

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 13:25:18 +0200
Message-ID: <20060617132518.u312q1l27ogkwogc@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
Quoting White Lynx <whitelynx at operamail.com>:
> "Web application technologies SHOULD BE BASED ON technologies   
> authors are familiar with,
> including HTML, CSS, DOM, AND JAVASCRIPT"

As it would work with that, it's not really a problem.


> "Basic Web application features SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTABLE using behaviors,
> scripting, and style sheets IN IE6 TODAY"

I guess that's possible.


> "Any solution that CANNOT BE USED with the current high-market-share user
> agent WITHOUT THE NEED FOR BINARY PLUG-INS is highly unlikely to be   
> successful"

...


> "The core features of an XML vocabulary should require the use of elements
> from ONLY ONE NAMESPACE."

Is math really a core feature? Does it matter if we keep compatibility  
with existing (deployed) formats in mind?


> "IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that authors BE ABLE TO MOVE FROM AN HTML ENVIRONMENT
> TO A CLEAN COMPOUND DOCUMENT ENVIRONMENT (typically first simply by   
> moving to XHTML) IN A GRADUAL FASHION."

That seems to be what Ian is proposing (for math), more or less.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
Received on Saturday, 17 June 2006 04:25:18 UTC

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