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Re: standard usage of O(x^3) can be confusing

From: Stan Devitt <jsdevitt@radicalflow.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 13:46:27 -0400
Message-ID: <001a01bfa4a7$0781bd20$6561a8c0@devitt.local>
To: "David Eppstein" <eppstein@ics.uci.edu>, <www-math@w3.org>
Cc: <roconnor@uwaterloo.ca>
The scope of a declare is its surrounding math element -- not
the entire document.

It seems clear that being able to extend the scope to the entire
document is helpful from a notational point of view, but this
issue of larger scopes is one that is not unique to math, or
declares and the working group has pulled back from a
unilateral and possibly conflicting proposal on  the issue.
Also, there are numerous implementation issues that surface.

Stan Devitt

----- Original Message -----
From: David Eppstein <eppstein@ics.uci.edu>
To: <www-math@w3.org>
Cc: <roconnor@uwaterloo.ca>; <jsdevitt@radicalflow.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: standard usage of O(x^3) can be confusing


... stuff deleted ...

> of type=... attribute on the <ci>d</ci>.  Speaking of which, is there any
> way of making <declare> act only within a certain scope rather than an
> entire document?
> --
> David Eppstein       UC Irvine Dept. of Information & Computer Science
> eppstein@ics.uci.edu http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/
>
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