# Re: A few questions/suggestions about MathML 2.0

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 19:06:28 GMT
Message-Id: <200002291906.TAA21132@nag.co.uk>



Jérôme

> A*B = { <x,y> | x\in A /\ y\in B }
> with the binding of two variables x and y.

MathML as specified doesn't really give a good method of marking up this
construction. Thank you for highlighting this deficiency.

For MathML2 we now plan to deprecate the existing usage of set with
_just_ a bound variable and a condition and instead make the
set constructor take one or more bvar elements specifying bound
variables (x and y in your example) a condition element specifying
the predicate  ( x\in A /\ y\in B  here) and (new) the remaining
child being an expression in the bound variables for constructing the
elements of the set.  <x,y> here. The current usage where the
last expression is omitted, and the set ranges over the bound variable
will be deprecated. (Note this is only a plan at present, we have
to see how this would affect other parts of MathML, and existing MathML
systems.)

> 2) unlike many (but not all) other examples, the "Default rendering"
> does not render the "Example".

This was an existing issue item for us to bring all the default
renderings into line with the examples.