W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-math@w3.org > May 2003

Re: More mathvariants

From: Robert Miner <RobertM@dessci.com>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 10:23:48 -0500
Message-Id: <200305011523.h41FNmD30145@wisdom.geomtech.com>
To: S.Pepping@elsevier.nl
CC: RobertM@dessci.com, www-math@w3.org


Hi Simon,

> My concern is that there may be authors who wish to use both normal and
> italic double-struck characters in a single publication with different
> semantic meaning. That is now not possible. Our line will be that we will
> try to persuade authors to pick their variants from the set provided by
> mathml. We will see how far we get with that.

Good luck, but suspect you share my skepticism that authors will
gracefully accept such constraints if they feel they need both
symbols.

If it were me, I would probably just go ahead and use the deprecated
MathML 1.0 attributes.  They solve the problem, and I think basically 
all MathML software I know of support them, and will continue to do so
for quite a while.

--Robert

------------------------------------------------------------------
Dr. Robert Miner                                RobertM@dessci.com
MathML 2.0 Specification Co-editor                    651-223-2883
Design Science, Inc.   "How Science Communicates"   www.dessci.com
------------------------------------------------------------------
Received on Thursday, 1 May 2003 11:24:06 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Saturday, 20 February 2010 06:12:54 GMT