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Re: Reservations about <mchar>

From: Roger B. Sidje <rbs@maths.uq.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 04 May 2000 08:55:39 +1000
Message-ID: <3910AE6B.DFCEBB96@maths.uq.edu.au>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
CC: www-math@w3.org
David Carlisle wrote:
> Currently in the mathml 2 draft you have any of the following equivalent
> forms
> &xarr;
> &#x02192;
> ??
> <mchar name="xarr"/>
> the first three being equivalent to any XML parser (if I got the third
> one right, which I think is utf8 for #x02192) and the third one of
> course is not equivalent to the XML parse but is specified as being
> equivalent to a MathML system. All but the first may be parsed by a non
> validating parser without reference to a DTD.
> If entities were deprecated (but available, of course) could we live
> with just recommending that people use either the 2nd or 3rd of the
> above syntaxes for an arrow. 

We can leave with them. But as you know, our quest is for the best...

How are the other WGs dealing with schemas and entities? Are they
going to deprecate their entities as well. Is (X)HTML going to
deprecate &alpha; &beta; etc...
Received on Wednesday, 3 May 2000 18:56:27 UTC

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