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Re: Spacing and formatting across multiple math tags

From: Bernd Fuhrmann <silverbanana@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 16:06:43 +0100
Message-ID: <3F9E8603.5070407@gmx.de>
To: www-math@w3.org



 >> Can one table row be spread to multiple lines?

 >All the cells of a table in a given row have to be in a line but a 
single cell can contain multiple lines of text (in both xhtml and mathml
tables). If I understood your original layout request, that is all 
that's needed isn't it?  (accepting your point that using tables might 
be harmful to the semantic understanding of the document)

No, not really:

Example #1(I'd consider this as "good"):
       1      = 0
<=>  x^2     = -1
<=> sqrt(4)  = 4
  => 1/x^2 + 1/x^4 + 1/x^6 + 1/x^8 |(end of screen/paper)
     + 1/x^16 + 1/x^32 + 1/x^64
     + 1/x^128 = -10

Exaple #2(This would be the result of table use):
               1              = 0
<=>          x^2             = -1
<=>         sqrt(4)          = 4
  => 1/x^2 + 1/x^4 + 1/x^6
     + 1/x^8 + 1/x^16 +1/x^32 = -10|(end of screen/paper)
     + 1/x^64 + 1/x^128

If you rendered example #2 into a math teaching book I'm pretty sure 
that this would be considered wrong. Besides it might be less readable 
than example #1.

Regards,
Bernd Fuhrmann
Received on Tuesday, 28 October 2003 10:07:15 GMT

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