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Embedding mathml by reference

From: Geoff Leach <gl@cs.rmit.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 15:00:35 +1000
Message-ID: <3EC31EF3.2070205@cs.rmit.edu.au>
To: www-math@w3.org

I'm looking at preparing documents using MathML+SVG+XHTML (and also 
using DocBook and translating). SVG can be embedded in XHTML documents 
either inline or by reference (using the img element). But from what I 
can see MathML can only be inline embedded in XHTML.

I'm pretty sure that my (near future hopefully) MathML authoring is 
probably going to be done using software tools external to my web page 
authoring environment which is a text editor (until/unless there is a 
MathML "mode" for XEmacs (calc?)). I think I would want - at least 
sometimes - to save MathML fragments into separate files and include 
them by reference. Or reference embed equations and the like from a 
library (mine or someone elses). This is similar to the approach I would 
use for images - even dead simple images - where external

Is there a facility for embedding MathML by reference? Would, for 
example, a href attribute on the math element make sense?

Is there a reason why SVG can be inline or reference embedded SVG but 
only (apparently)  inline embed MathML?

(I'm pretty sure this would have been discussed way back when, but a 
search on this list and on google didnt seem to locate anything on target.)
Received on Thursday, 15 May 2003 01:07:51 UTC

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