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Re: Math and science.

From: Nir Dagan <nir@nirdagan.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 19:47:51 GMT
Message-Id: <199901261035.LAA23455@sahara.upf.es>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
In addition to how math should be marked/expressed 
I would point out how it shouldn't be marked referring to common 
bad techniques.

That is:
1. Do not use a TABLE to arrange several images that 
    constitute one equation/formula. Use one image instead.
2. Do not use <FONT face="symbol"> to "generate" mathematical symbols.
    Use HTML character entities (or numerical reference) instead.
    (FONT face should be used only for suggesting style)
Both techniques are commonly applied by various TeX/LaTeX to 
HTML converters, some of which are referred to from the W3C's Math 


Nir Dagan
Assistant Professor of Economics
Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Ramon Trias Fargas 25
08005 Barcelona


"There is nothing quite so practical as a good theory." 
-- A. Einstein
Received on Tuesday, 26 January 1999 05:45:49 UTC

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