Re: MATH

Abigail (abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl)
Sat, 11 May 1996 17:54:39 +0200 (MET DST)


From: Abigail <abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Message-Id: <199605111554.RAA21859@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Subject: Re: MATH
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Sat, 11 May 1996 17:54:39 +0200 (MET DST)
In-Reply-To: <199605111311.PAA24217@gilgamesj.uio.no> from "Lineaer Algebraiker" at May 11, 96 03:10:47 pm

You, Lineaer Algebraiker wrote:
++ 
++ Oblig. Math question:
++ Why the <math> - tag at all? I don't mean abolish it, but in some instanc=
++ es it =
++ 
++ can be quite unnecessary and annoying:
++ 
++   If <math> a &le; b </math> then ...
++ 
++ should be as valid as
++   =
++ 
++   If a &le; b then ...

The advantage is that with using <math>, a reader (and also an author)
can choose a different rendering. For instance, one can choose to
have the a and b in your example be displayed in italics, while the
context is normal. The choice would be gone as soon as you leave out
the <math>. 


Abigail