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RE: Whitespace handling following inline math

From: Waters, Michael, Springer US <Mike.Waters@springer.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 16:07:27 -0400
To: Robert Miner <robertm@dessci.com>, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
Message-id: <F9A426730B49D8489A32B966BBF03D5703C9923D@NY-EX001.springer-sbm.com>

Hi Robert,

Thanks for the alternate strategy. That might be the way to go.

We're starting off with a small test project, and if all goes well, might scale up considerably. Because of that, I'm looking for a solution with the fewest side effects.

Fortunately, the XHTML+MathML will be generated, so stripping out whitespace between MathML elements, or inserting nbsp after the inline math is not too hard.

Unfortunately, some of the STM articles I'll be working with are rather long (15-20 pp. in print) and have a lot of inline math, so I'm not too keen on having nbsp all over.

Regards,
Mike




>-----Original Message-----
>From: Robert Miner [mailto:robertm@dessci.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 3:17 PM
>To: Waters, Michael, Springer US; David Carlisle
>Cc: www-math@w3.org
>Subject: RE: Whitespace handling following inline math
>
>
>Hi Mike,
>
>I think you are also safe if you strip out all the whitespace between
>MathML elements.  We do this with some of our own XSL stylesheets, and
>it also seems to work around the problem without running the risk of
>nbsp's causing some unexpected side effects.
>
>I also sadly note that although we have reported this "feature" of
>Internet Explorer to Microsoft through multiple channels, they have (so
>far) declined to fix it in IE7.  I speculate they regard it as critical
>for backward compatibility.
>
>--Robert
>
>Robert Miner
>Director, New Product Development
>
>Design Science, Inc.
>140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
>Long Beach, California  90802
>USA
>Tel:  (651) 223-2883
>Fax:  (651) 292-0014
>robertm@dessci.com
>www.dessci.com
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