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Re: menclose

From: Robert Miner <RobertM@dessci.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 12:09:59 -0500
Message-Id: <200308181709.h7IH9xI12735@wisdom.geomtech.com>
To: jpederse@wiley.com
CC: www-math@w3.org


Hi.

John Pedersen wrote:

> Fantastic! Thanks very much for letting me know.
> 
> I was interested to see "top" and "bottom". If these are for
> overlining and underlining(?), will this construction with menclose
> now be preferred over <mover>, <munder> with &OverBar;? If so, we
> should perhaps remove OverBar from the list Simon had started.
> 
> > To:       jpederse@wiley.com, S.Pepping@elsevier.nl       
> > cc:       ww-math@w3.org                                  
> > Subject:  Re: menclose                                    
> > Date:     08/15/03 03:35 PM                                                                  
> > 
> > > I'm waiting on this naming issue to be resolved so that we can finish
> > > marking up a product. So the sooner it can be decided, the better.
> > 
> > The Math WG discussed this, and the list of names we settled on was:
> > 
> >  longdiv | actuarial | radical | box | roundedbox | circle | left |
> >  right | top | bottom | updiagonalstrike | downdiagonalstrike |
> >  verticalstrike | horizontalstrike

Obviously there is an overlap in functionality, and one could use
menclose for overlining and underlining.  But my personal view is that
this is kind of abusing the notion of menclose, so I would prefer to
see under/overlining continue to be done with the mover/munder
construction.  

However, I'm open to hearing an argument to the contrary.

--Robert

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