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Re: mathml media type registered?

From: Stan Devitt <jsdevitt@stratumtek.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 11:33:12 -0400
Message-ID: <3F1EAAB8.2010603@stratumtek.com>
To: Max Froumentin <mf@w3.org>
CC: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>, W3C MathML Discussion <www-math@w3.org>

Probably wrong path to pmathml.xsl ... I'll check:

Max Froumentin wrote:

>Hi Bill,
>
>William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu> wrote:
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>>>in http://www.w3.org/Math/Group/draft-spec/chapter7.html#id.7.1.3
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>>Since that's a password-protected URI
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>Oops. Sorry, 
>http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-MathML2-20030411/chapter7.html#id.7.1.3
>Note that it was already in the first edition of MathML2.
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>>may I be so bold as to inquire here why an xhtml namespace should
>>require a mimetype?  (I suppose I should have said "xml namespace",
>>but, apart from electronic data interchange contexts, no other root
>>namespace for small xml namespaces comes to mind.)
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>Because it is expected that an MathML document be transmitted over HTTP,
>and looking at the content-type header to check what the document type is
>is easier than actually loading the document and looking at it.
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>With content negociation, a server could offer to send an equation at
>a given URI as PNG or MathML, or SVG, depending on the contents of the
>request's Accept header.
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>>(Does ruby have a mimetype?)
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>There isn't an official mime type, as far as I'm aware, although
>application/x-ruby has been suggested. 
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>>Is the idea that a mimetype is required for included MathML objects in
>>markups like TEI?
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>I don't know much about TEI, but I imagine it would be like HTML, or
>Docbook, where can you have inline MathML fragments with the MathML
>namespace (bar DTD validation issues). In this case the namespace is
>sufficient and the mime type of the compound document would be
>expected to be that of the outermost language.
>
>Hope this helps,
>
>Max.
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