From: Robert Miner <rminer@geomtech.com>

Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 15:13:56 -0500

Message-Id: <199810152013.PAA06560@wisdom.geomtech.com>

To: alvarez@zib.de

CC: www-math@w3.org

Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 15:13:56 -0500

Message-Id: <199810152013.PAA06560@wisdom.geomtech.com>

To: alvarez@zib.de

CC: www-math@w3.org

Hi. Thanks for your message about the problem with discrete random variables. | My idea was to allow all <ci> with attribute type=discrete_random_variable to | have a <sep/> such that we are first given x_i and then f(x_i). But is this | MathML?? | | Something like this: | | <apply><mean/> | <cn type="discrete_random_variable"> 1<sep/> .2 </cn> | <cn type="discrete_random_variable"> 4 <sep/> .3 </cn> | <cn type="discrete_random_variable"> 6 <sep/> .5 </cn> | </apply> The short answer to your question is "No, this isn't official MathML". In the 1.0 spec, there are not very many official "types" defined. However, my thinking is that you shouldn't let this get in your way. I agree that there is a problem at the moment, and I think you have a reasonable solution. He always knew that problems like this would come up as people actually began implementing software. So in the short term, I would suggest going ahead and implementing as you suggest, and then lobbying to get it officially added. The kickoff meeting for the rechartered W3C Math working group is next week, and one of the main agenda items is to work out a procedure for making corrections and additions to the spec, just exactly because of problems like the one you identify. Someone from the group will be making a posting to this list in a couple of weeks with more news. At any rate, we will talk about your proposal. --Robert Miner ---------------------------------------------------------------- Robert Miner http://www.webeq.com Geometry Technologies, Inc. email: rminer@geomtech.com phone: 651-223-2884 ----------------------------------------------------------------Received on Thursday, 15 October 1998 16:15:09 GMT

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