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Re: Spacing and formatting across multiple math tags

From: Bernd Fuhrmann <silverbanana@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 17:47:01 +0100
Message-ID: <3F9E9D85.7000100@gmx.de>
To: www-math@w3.org



 > This example helps.   The layout you prefer could be done now using
something like 4 columns, 6 rows, some appropriate colspan attribute
values, and some careful alignment and/or padding.

Yes and no: it would work, but it would be bad, though it might be the 
best solution. However, I tend to use good solutions only, so I will 
rather risk a more confusing formating that using tables to do sth. that 
I'm not supposed to do with them.

 > The real "challenge" is to get from the semantic structure (which is
essentially)
 > [...]
 >to your preferred layout without human intervention, or more
explicit formatting information.

XSLT could do that. But it is really dificult to get this to work since 
I do not know if this problem will ever be treated so that tables can be 
avoided. If I hadn't that hope, XSLT would be useless since there would 
be never any better (feasable) solution. So let's assume MathML 3.0 (or 
whatever) could fix this problem. This might require a significant 
structural change in all my content which would make XSLT somehow useless.

 > For example, to mark up Term 7 entirely in a single MathML table
cell  we would need some sort of  malign which interacted
with  automatic line-wrapping  in  a new way

Yep, we need a new way of treating this, exactly. Well, patience is a 
virtue! Let's see what future versions of MathML will bring...
Received on Tuesday, 28 October 2003 11:49:52 GMT

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