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Re: MathML Markup for Synthetic Division and cis function

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 14:00:57 GMT
Message-Id: <200511141400.OAA31833@penguin.nag.co.uk>
To: production@laserwords.com
CC: www-math@w3.org

> We meant only to draw a line on the left and the bottom sides of the 
> table. Please let me know if anything is unclear

That would take two menclosed elements, one for each side.
the problem with using menclosed (or frame) rather than
rowlines/columnlines is that you potentially lose the alignment between
the rows that are within the lines and the final row that is below the
line. Although I suppose you could regain alignment using malign.

> This option leads to small length of line crossing each other. Hence 
> this method is not much helpful in proceeding further.

Yes, I'm not sure that it _has_ to produce that effect, it depends how
much space a renderer allocates to empty rows or columns, I think.
I agree it's not ideal though.

> We checked extended specification. Could you please send us the 
> details on specifications for partial frames.

there is no existing specification. I was just commenting that such an
extension might be something to consider in any possible future MathML3.

In general extra markup for long division and other similar layout forms
is something that has previously been suggested as a possible extension
that should be added in mathml3, but I don't think that any requirement
has been fully specified yet and certainly I haven't seen any
suggestions for markup.


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