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Re: http://www.w3.org/TR/mathml-units

From: Robert Miner <RobertM@dessci.com>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 00:28:16 -0500
Message-Id: <200405180528.i4I5SGw00843@wisdom.geomtech.com>
To: steve.swanson@mackichan.com
Cc: www-math@w3.org

Hi Steve,

> Just a few gentle remarks.
> The presentation examples in the note use
>   class='MathML-Unit'
> But there is no explanation of this value.
> The example in section 8 is a little funny.  Why not mark it up as written
> (i.e. as a bevelled fraction with fences)?

I don't think anyone every responded to you on this.  

I think the idea of the MathML-Unit value was that it should have the
same effect as setting mathvariant="normal".  Of course in a CSS-aware
MathML implementation, then you could accomplish the
mathvariant="normal" part by actually setting up a CSS rule using the
MathML-Unit class.  But for cases where you don't have a CSS-aware
MathML implementation, you probably want to put in the mathvariant
explicitly.  Even in those cases though, including the
class="MathML-Unit' at least marks the construct as a unit.

In any event, now that a Math Interest Group has been rechartered, we
can republish this Note, with updates and errata.  So if you have
other thoughts on the matter, please post them.  And I agree about
section 8...


Dr. Robert Miner                                RobertM@dessci.com
W3C Math Interest Group Co-Chair                      651-223-2883
Design Science, Inc.   "How Science Communicates"   www.dessci.com
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