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[MathML2] Errors in the spec

From: J.J.SOLARI <jjsolari@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 19:02:40 +0200
To: www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <r01050300-0910-9A289E8198EE11D68290BD5201FC7258@[10.0.1.201]>

Hello,

In the process of translating MathML2 into French, I came across what seem
to be two errors, which are not mentioned in the errata. Here:

=================
2.2 MathML in a Document:
<http://www.w3.org/TR/MathML2/chapter2.html#N1828>

[...]

&lt;html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en"&gt;
&lt;head&gt;
&lt;title&gt;MathML's Hello Square&lt;/title&gt;
&lt;/head&gt; &lt;body&gt; &lt;p&gt; This is a perfect square:&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;math xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML"&gt;
 &lt;mrow&gt;
   &lt;msup&gt;
     &lt;mfenced&gt;
       &lt;mrow&gt;
         &lt;mi&gt;a&lt;/mi&gt;
         &lt;mo&gt;+&lt;/mo&gt;
         &lt;mi&gt;b&lt;/mi&gt;
       &lt;/mrow&gt;
     &lt;/mfenced&gt;
     &lt;mn&gt;2&lt;/mn&gt;
   &lt;/msup&gt;
 &lt;/mrow&gt;
&lt;/math&gt; &lt;/body&gt;
&lt;/html&gt;

Here we have the normal structure of an XHTML document. It begins with the
start tag &lt;html&gt; embellished with an XML namespace declaration and
language assertions. A head element contains a title as is customary. Then
the &lt;body&gt; beginning also has a namespace declaration of an
abbreviative prefix letter m to be used for the standard MathML namespace.
[...]

Last phrase doesn't seem to correspond with the example: where is that
namespace declaration?

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2.4.5 Attributes Shared by all MathML Elements:
<http://www.w3.org/TR/MathML2/chapter2.html#fund_globatt>

Last phrase of antepenultimate paragraph:

[...]
However, the use of other is strongly deprecated when there are already
other ways within MathML of passing specific information.

Shouldn't it read:
However, the use of other is strongly *discouraged* when ...

That's all for now,

hih,

JJS.
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