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MathML 2.0 Last call

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 22:22:59 -0400
Message-Id: <200004270222.WAA22896@tux.w3.org>
To: www-math@w3.org
Janet Daly wrote:

 > This is the Last Call Working draft and the review period
 > ends 30 April.

Comments to Last Call from Opera Sofware:

MathML does a good job of catering both to those striving for content
markup, as well as the presentation-oriented markup. The level of
abstraction of the presentation-oriented markup is still high enough
to allow for media-independent presentations. 

MathML 2.0, however, contains some visual warts that should be removed
or deprecated: the so-called "CSS-compatible attributes". They were
also present in MathML 1.0, but neither place have thier position been
justified. Style sheets provide a much cleaner way of moving futher
down towards presentation. Also, having a third level of abstraction
(in addition to the content and presentation-oriented elements) seems
a bit too much.



Chief Technology Officer                                Opera Software
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