Message-Id: <199605130941.LAA09331@gilgamesj.uio.no> To: Bj|rn-Helge Mevik <bhm@math.uio.no> Cc: www-html@w3.org Subject: Re: MATH In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 13 May 1996 08:52:23 GMT." <199605130852.IAA10564@io.uio.no> Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 11:42:13 +0200 From: Lineaer Algebraiker <ma104@math.uio.no> > [James =D8. Baum] > >I agree with you there, and was aware of the issue, but I still mainta= in that = > >the author should be given the opportunity to omit the <math> tags aro= und = > >'math symbols' such as ≤ - definitely not all uses of this symbol a= re in = > >mathematical contexts > (... snip ...) > ><math>α β γ </math> are the first letters of the gree= k = > >alphabet and a priori have nothing to do with mathematics though they = are = > >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 > = > -- = > Bj=F8rn-Helge Mevik <bhm@math.uio.no> > = > = Thats not the point. Authors are guaranteed to try to use these symbols = outside of <math> so any good browser would have to support them anyway -= so = why not make this the definition! That way we avoid the (IMHO) unwanted = possibility of a symbol having one representation in and one out of <math= > - = the two examples I recollect here are : × 'x' out of and "centered dot" in <math> → "registered trademark" out of and "right arrow" in <math> ( as represented in arena (reference software according to wc3 (?)) -- = James =D8. Baum MA104 Line=E6r Algebra Fjernundervisningsprosjektet - MA104 Linear Algebra 'Open University Project' Institute of Mathematics, University of Oslo, Norway http://www.math.uio.no/~ma104/