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Re: Math and Science

From: John Gardner <john.gardner@orst.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 12:01:20 -0900
Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19990125120120.007d56d0@hermes.nws.orst.edu>
To: WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
This thread is confusing me.  Maybe it's just the semantics.  I do not
consider "math" to belong to any particular interest group.  Even
historians use math on occasion.  Math and scientists use it more, but...

My understanding of the latest conversation is that people writing "math"
should use mathML.  If they use images instead, they should reproduce the
math as LaTeX.  Am I correct here?

I have no major problem with this recommendation.  My only concern is that
authors who don't know LaTeX (e.g. probably most historians) might just
ignore the recommendation, but if the recommendation were broadened to
permit words as a less desireable alternative, they might not ignore it.

John Gardner



At 02:41 PM 01/25/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>I think we identified someplaces where a discussion of including
>Mathematical content could be included within the Guidelines document. I
>still don't see a Guideline which relates to Math. Maybe a Checkpoint.
>
>Charles McCathieNevile
>
>
>
>On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, Jon Gunderson wrote:
>
>  I agree that it would become difficult to try to have specific items for
>  every interest group.  While science is maybe too specific for the current
>  guidelines, I think at least the issue of math is broader and used by many
>  groups.  I think at least math should be considered for a guideline.  The
>  guidelines will be used extensively and I think we want people to get this
>  item right for the previously stated reasons.  If math is burried in the
>  techniques document many people may not find the information they need to
>  do math correctly.
>  
>  Jon
>  
>  P.S. By the way charles do you have a history degree?
>  
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