Questions on HTML 3.0 math specs

Thore Husfeldt (thore@cs.huji.ac.il)
Thu, 13 Jul 1995 12:21:27 +0300


Date: Thu, 13 Jul 1995 12:21:27 +0300
From: Thore Husfeldt <thore@cs.huji.ac.il>
Message-Id: <199507130921.AA00226@mangal.cs.huji.ac.il>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: Questions on HTML 3.0 math specs

Can someone point me to information on HTML 3.0 math besides what is
found in the draft specifications on (say)

  http://www.w3.org/hypertext/WWW/MarkUp/html3/CoverPage.html

and the "Inspiration" pages linked to from the Arena help page?

I ask because the logic behind some of the decisions taken eludes me.
Why, to take a prominent example, is the integral sign stretchable?

Several other issues strike me as unsatisfying; most are easily fixed
details, others are major shortcomings. Before investing the work to
write up a long argument pro and con these issues I would like to find
how they came about. I might, after all, be missing obvious points or
ignoring important details.

I assume there has been some discussion going on to arrive at the
specification. Some other mathematicians must have thought about
this. Are these thoughts archived somewhere? I have checked the
archives of this list and some related resources, but without succes.

Any help appreciated,

Thore Husfeldt,
thore@daimi.aau.dk