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[whatwg] Mathematics in HTML5

From: White Lynx <whitelynx@operamail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 11:42:08 +0400
Message-ID: <20060620074208.6A81A43D09@ws5-1.us4.outblaze.com>
Henri Sivonen wrote:

> There are only stretchy brackets. 
> No stretchy parentheses or braces in sight. 

Did you check fences part at http://www.geocities.com/chavchan/css/annotated.css

> Also, the stretchy square root hack is just ugly.

May I ask how this issue is related to MARKUP proposal?

> Fractions are only used in display math, etc.

No. They can be used inline and can be nested anywhere. Check DTD.

> This is no coincidence, because CSS doesn't do stretchy math  
> characters. Moreover, general-purpose text rendering subsystems and  
> fonts usually don't do stretchy characters which is why math  
> renderers typically special-case these with font-specific knowledge.

Once again, how his issue is related to MARKUP proposal?

> The Microformats process begins with defining the problem  
> and, in so doing, verifying that there is a problem, seeing if there  
> is a simpler problem and looking for prior art.

Problem is well defined, prior art is ISO 12083, process is going on.
As I see WHATWG does not want to contribute to this process and sends us
to microformats.org or anywhere else.



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