Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 08:52:23 GMT Message-Id: <199605130852.IAA10564@io.uio.no> To: www-html@w3.org In-Reply-To: <199605121142.NAA00274@gilgamesj.uio.no> (message from Lineaer Algebraiker on Sun, 12 May 1996 13:42:28 +0200) Subject: Re: MATH From: Bj|rn-Helge Mevik <bhm@math.uio.no> [James =D8. Baum] >I agree with you there, and was aware of the issue, but I still = maintain that=20 >the author should be given the opportunity to omit the <math> tags = around=20 >'math symbols' such as ≤ - definitely not all uses of this symbol = are in=20 >mathematical contexts (... snip ...) ><math>α β γ </math> are the first letters of the = greek=20 >alphabet and a priori have nothing to do with mathematics though = they are=20 >often used there. I agree on your principle: Sumbols often used in math, but which a priori have nothing to do with mathematics, should be allowed outside of <math>...</math>. The greek letters make a good example. But relational symbols like ≤ (<=3D)? Please correct me if I am wrong, but aren't they pure mathematical symbols? I cannot think of any example of the use of (e.g.) <=3D outside of a mathematical context. B/H --=20 Bj=F8rn-Helge Mevik <bhm@math.uio.no>