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Re: errata and comments, chapters 2 and 4

From: Andreas Strotmann <Strotmann@rrz.uni-koeln.de>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 17:16:46 +0200
Message-ID: <3F02F75E.9090705@rrz.uni-koeln.de>
To: Stan Devitt <jsdevitt@stratumtek.com>
CC: www-math@w3.org


yes, thanks, this answers my question.

 -- Andreas

Stan Devitt wrote:

> Andreas,
> We owe you a response on the issue of specifying
> more than one type.
>> Is it possible to use both a "function" and a "real" type value
>> simultaneously to denote a real function?
> The answer is yes. There is nothing preventing you
> from specifying a type as type="real function", or for
> that matter  type="function(real)".  The attribute value
> is only restricted to be a string.
> This also touches on a point raised by Clare So regarding
> the trade-offs between an open list of types versus a close list
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-math/2003May/0027.html
> Concensus on the committe  seems to be that
> the presence of a type, especially if an application
> does not recognize it allows the applicatioon to
> react appropriately and that the need for such
> extensions out weighs the need for a fixed list.
> As you are well aware, the whole issue of types is
> much more complicated, and we need to build on the
> work that is being done in this area.
> A note is being prepared that addresses the issue
> of how to associate general types with MathML objects.
> Once the spec revisions settle down we will get back
> to that.
> Once again, an awknowledgement of this response
> will help us to track closure of the issues.
> Stan Devitt
> Math Working Group
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