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Re: cancelling fractions

From: Robert Miner <RobertM@dessci.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 11:50:26 -0500
Message-Id: <200307311650.h6VGoQj26016@wisdom.geomtech.com>
To: NeilS@dessci.com
CC: RobertM@dessci.com, jpederse@wiley.com, www-math@w3.org


Hi.

> <menclose> or a new construct such as <moverstrike> would be the way to do
> it if we were talking about an addition to MathML, but that is not an option
> at the present.   Hence, I don't think your suggestion is a good one since
> it means writing invalid MathML.  Perhaps a private namespace a new
> attribute to menclose that would be understood by MathPlayer would be
> better.

No.  The value list for menclose is explicitly open-ended (CDATA) to
facilitate just exactly this kind of extension.  I made sure that was
the case in 2.0 2nd Edition, since I've long thought this was the way
to handle strikeouts.  It bugs me no end that I didn't think of
strikeouts until after 2.0 had been published, or they would have been
in there in the first place.

> I don't think that there is any solution that will work with existing
> browsers.  However, as Robert said, if it very important, I'm sure we can
> come up with a legal solution that at least works in the next version of
> MathPlayer.
>

--Robert

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