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Re: comments on MathML last call

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 18:41:45 +0100
Message-Id: <200305271741.SAA18114@penguin.nag.co.uk>
To: duerst@w3.org
CC: www-math@w3.org, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org


Martin,

Thank you for your comments on the mathml2 2nd edition draft.


    Overall: It would be extremely nice to have an index of elements
    and attributes. Given all the technology used for producing the
    spec, this shouldn't be a problem at all.

The internal version now has a new appendix containing indexes of
attributes and elements, so this should appear in the next draft.


  A.2.2.2 Plane 1 Characters

  As discussed earlier, what this section tries to do
  (to provide workarounds for non-compliant XML implementations)
  is unacceptable. This is even more so in that the problems in
  IE, according to our knowledge, have been fixed. This section
  should be removed, and the corresponding DTD fragments fixed
  to eliminate the "plane1D" parameter entity.


In the internal version of appendix A this section has been deleted
and this plane1 -> BMP mapping feature is no longer used in the
xhtml+mathml dtd so it will use the same plane 1 definitions as the
mathml dtd. So the next release of the spec and DTD should address this
comment.

There are currently few if any applications that can use these
characters, but we accept your point that the spec itself should be
describing the standard situation not any temporary workaround that may
be required.



    B Content Markup Validation Grammar
    
     >>>>
    [4]     Char     ::=      Space | [#x21 - #xFFFD] | [#x00010000 - 
    #x7FFFFFFFF]  /* valid XML chars */
     >>>>
    
    This production is clearly wrong, and needs to be fixed.


Fixed in the cvs sources of the spec, thanks.



[Your other comments about the text in the spec haven't been addressed
yet]

David






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