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Re: deprecated elements in MathML Test Suite

From: Neil Soiffer <NeilS@dessci.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 09:51:24 -0700
Message-ID: <005301c352cc$fc4656a0$6601a8c0@raindrops>
To: "Andreas Strotmann" <Strotmann@rrz.uni-koeln.de>, "Max Froumentin" <mf@w3.org>
Cc: <www-math@w3.org>

In the subsection describing the existence of the test suite is a
sub-sub-section on deprecated features.  The gist of that section says that
authoring tools should *not* generate markup containing deprecated features
but that input-compliant rendering/readering tools *must* support deprecated
features to be MathML 1 compliant, and that all tools "are encouraged to
support the old forms as much as possible."

Given this, it is important that the test suite contain deprecated features.
I think that a reorganization that moves them to a "Deprecated features"
section might be useful, but leaving them in the general spec is helpful to
making sure that documents generated before MathML 2 continue to be readable
by MathML 2 processors.

Neil Soiffer                     email: neils@dessci.com
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Max Froumentin" <mf@w3.org>
To: "Andreas Strotmann" <Strotmann@rrz.uni-koeln.de>
Cc: <www-math@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 7:04 AM
Subject: Re: deprecated elements in MathML Test Suite

> Hi Andreas,
> Andreas Strotmann <Strotmann@rrz.uni-koeln.de> wrote:
> > I hope this can be fixed along with the publication process for the
> > second edition.
> The test suite does not claim to define MathML conformance, the spec
> does.  Therefore it is OK that it includes deprecated markup. It does
> not mean that a conformant processor must support all the tests that
> include it. The tests you list can be viewed as error cases that an
> implementation must detect (like our XML Schema raises an error when
> it tries to validate them).
> Besides, one could try to run the test suite on a MathML 1.x processor
> where those tests should not return an error.
> Cheers,
> Max.
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