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Re: Math on the web without MathML (CSS 2.1 rendering for HTML and XML)

From: <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 08:09:24 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <3101.217.124.88.164.1152889764.squirrel@webmail.canonicalscience.com>
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David Harvey said:

> I still haven't seen a good example of *parentheses*, i.e. rounded
> brackets. All the brackets illustrated so far have been square ones.

Rounded brackets also was solved.

>>> square roots look poor,
>
>> What's the problem, use power notations instead.
>
> You can't be serious.

I know a book on relativity drawing roots as &radic;(...) and people buyed
and extensively used.

The CSS technique was minimalist. It is trivial can it be improved;
typical example: SVG renderers.

The simple CSS technique works for any CSS compliant browser and font.
MathML not.

I know of MathML tools generating poor rendering and nobody at the MathML
WG said "You can’t be serious". At contrary, the tools are listed at the
w3c MathML list. Do not worry, somewhat as I showed that rendering of
simple root and simple fractions is poor with MathML (without special
fonts for MathML browser), I will add more and more comparison with
popular MathML tools that MathML folks acept without effort.

Moreover the CSS technique is, in practice, much better in other stuff as
structure and accesibility.

Juan R.

Center for CANONICAL |SCIENCE)
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