From: Bernhard Keil <Bernhard.Keil@soft4science.com>

Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 18:58:59 +0100

To: "Robert Miner" <RobertM@dessci.com>

Cc: <davidc@nag.co.uk>, <www-math@w3.org>

Message-ID: <IIEOKCCPKDALHBHODAENEEKICEAA.Bernhard.Keil@soft4science.com>

Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 18:58:59 +0100

To: "Robert Miner" <RobertM@dessci.com>

Cc: <davidc@nag.co.uk>, <www-math@w3.org>

Message-ID: <IIEOKCCPKDALHBHODAENEEKICEAA.Bernhard.Keil@soft4science.com>

ok, math {font-family:"Times New Roman",times,CMSY10, CMEX10, Symbol} mml\:math {font-family:"Times New Roman",times,CMSY10, CMEX10, Symbol} works with MathPlayer and Mozilla, when using the universal styleheet. I think it would not be bad to place some information about the " mml\:math " syntax somewhere on the W3C math site. Thanks. Bernhard -----Original Message----- From: Robert Miner [mailto:RobertM@dessci.com] Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 5:47 PM To: Bernhard.Keil@soft4science.com Cc: RobertM@dessci.com; davidc@nag.co.uk; www-math@w3.org Subject: Re: Problem with MathPlayer and CSS Hi. > I do not want to pass CSS style definitions below the <math> root. > > But I want to set the font-family on the level of a <math>-root with CSS. > > Enheritance from the parent node above the <math>-root is no solultion > for inline math, if you want another font for the math as for the > paragraph text. Sorry for being so slow. I understand the problem now. > 1.) using standard CSS: math{font-family:MyFont} > has no effect in MathPlayer, > but works in Mozilla I think the prefix is the problem, as David was trying to get at. In IE, you stupidly have to do your CSS rule as m\:math {color: red} which is not going to be a solution for Mozilla. The backslash is important, and as far as I can tell, documented nowhere. > 2.) using CSS class: .matml-inline{font-family:MyFont} > does work in MathPlayer, but not in Mozilla That's a drag. > 3.) Using the depricated MathML 1.0 attribute "fontfamily" > math{fontfamily:MyFont} > has no effect in MathPlayer, I think we ran into some problem with this -- I believe non-standard CSS properties didn't show up in IE's runtime CSS object or something like that. In any event, you are correct that MathPlayer doesn't read MathML 1 attributes from CSS. > So the only solution, I found so far, working with MathPlayer AND Mozilla is to > define it twice: > > math {font-family:"Times New Roman",times,CMSY10, CMEX10, Symbol} > .mathml-inline{font-family:"Times New Roman",times,CMSY10, CMEX10, Symbol} > > with a mathml instance: > > <math class="mathml-inline" >....</math> Ugh. I think you could define rules for m\:math and math, which would at least avoid having to set a class attribute on every instance. But I don't see any way around the double definition. It is surely unfortunate that the weaknesses in the IE+MathPlayer and Mozilla implementations are so complementary. Sigh. --Robert ------------------------------------------------------------------ Dr. Robert Miner RobertM@dessci.com MathML 2.0 Specification Co-editor 651-223-2883 Design Science, Inc. "How Science Communicates" www.dessci.com ------------------------------------------------------------------Received on Wednesday, 8 January 2003 12:59:37 GMT

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