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ϖ in xhtml-symbol.ent

From: Sean M. Burke <sburke@cpan.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 18:43:09 -0600
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To: shane@aptest.com
Cc: w3c-html-wg@w3.org, voyager-issues@mn.aptest.com, www-math@w3.org, Max Froumentin <mf@w3.org>

At 08:34 2002-07-15 -0500, Shane P. McCarron wrote:
>sburke@cpan.org wrote:
> > In http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml-symbol.ent you have:
> > <!ENTITY sum      "&#8721;"> <!-- n-ary sumation, U+2211 ISOamsb -->
> >                                         ^^^^^^^^
> > My OED says that "sumation" is an obsolete (as of like 1850 or so!) variant
> > spelling of "summation".[...]
>Thanks for this comment.  We are in the process of releasing an updated
>XHTML 1, and will try to include this in that revision.


I'd also suggest improving the description for &piv;.  Currently it's just 
"greek pi symbol", which could be misunderstood to mean just the normal 
letter pi, when used as a symbol (like for 3.14159...).  Besides just 
noting that that's not the case, a usage note might be useful.

I've been asking around to see if a main use of it can be summed up briefly 
("Pajamatantrum's constant" or something), but am not having much luck at a 
short note.   Suggestions, anyone?

I'll CC some people who might have smart things to say.
Sean M. Burke    http://www.spinn.net/~sburke/
Received on Monday, 15 July 2002 20:43:41 UTC

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