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Re: Comments on MathML Last Call

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: 3 Jul 2003 15:59:53 +0100
Message-Id: <200307031505.QAA27521@penguin.nag.co.uk>
To: duerst@w3.org
CC: www-math@w3.org

[sorry you get this twice: I didn't CC the list the first time]

Following on from my earlier replies and the message Patrick sent 
yesterday, our records show that there are three outstanding 
comments of yours that haven't had a full reply.

* Explanation of 'encoding':

You were concerned that the encoding attribute (used on several content
mathml elements) could be confused with the text encoding of the
document as used in an xml declaration encoding  pseudo-attribute.

My initial reply indicated that we could add a clarifying comment,
although it turns out that this slipped through the cracks
and (should you have looked at our internal draft) this didn't get done.

We have just amended where the encoding attribute is introduced
adding the sentence

  Note this is unrelated to the text encoding of the document as specified
  for example in the encoding pseudo-attribute of an XML declaration.

So this does now appear in the draft that we hope to publish as PR.

* Plane 1 character mapping.

Actually I'm not sure why this issue isn't closed, you requested that we
don't remap the plane 1 characters to the PUA in the xhtml+mathml DTD,
and that we don't describe this mapping in appendix A. We did both these
things (the revised xhtml+mathml dtd is already public) so I assume that
you accept the resolution of that comment.
You made some further remarks about the older sample character images
which had borders. I have since removed all the borders, and there are
now images for all characters that are used in the mathml DTD, so
again I hope that you will be happy to accept this outcome.

* The appearance of  St&#233;phane in the schema.

Note that the schema is not distributed as part of the REC track process
in TR, so this isn't handled as a last call comment on the mathml
specification document. Basically we have decided to leave this as it is
for now, Stephane is surely free to write his own name any way he wants,
and this way is perfectly valid XML. Many people find it more convenient
to use character references rather than character data, which is why XML
has character references. But as I say this is a non-issue as far as the
last call process is concerned. The schema is distributed from the Math
WG pages to its own release schedule.

As always, if you could acknowledge on the list that you are happy with
the resolution of the above two last call issues, that will help us
process our disposition of comments document, thanks again for your


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