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Re: MathML: vector elements

From: Stan Devitt <jsdevitt@stratumtek.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 06:59:34 -0400
Message-ID: <3ECDFF16.8030904@stratumtek.com>
To: Poul Nielsen <p.nielsen@auckland.ac.nz>
CC: www-math@w3.org

Seems fine to me.  In fact, if it were not,  I would argue strongly
that  a vector of vectors is a legitimate construction. Your example
would be even more  interesting if it involved some sort of  special
operations on these mathematical objects - which might be
written as

<apply>
  <csymbol definitionURL="cellBiology/specialProduct1">*</csymbol>
  <vector definitonURL="...">...</vector>
   <vector definitionURL="...">...</vector>
</apply>

In general, your basic choice for representing this kind of data
boils down to using lists or vectors in some combination.
The definitionURL provides the author with a way of
identifying  it as special in some way.

Stan Devitt

Poul Nielsen wrote:

>
> I use Content MathML to specify the mathematics that describe the 
> relationships between variables in a biological model definition 
> language, CellML. Is it correct that content vector elements may 
> themselves be vectors (or any other Content MathML element for that 
> matter)? The DOM for MathML seems to indicate this since the return 
> value of getComponent applied to MathMLVectorElement is a 
> MathMLContentElement. There is, however, no indication in the version 
> 2.0 specification examples that this is accepted practice.
>  
Received on Friday, 23 May 2003 06:57:28 GMT

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