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Re: decimal separator in MathML

From: mozer <xmlizer@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 16:28:43 +0200
Message-ID: <21d9ade60607170728q57f30e70ie7d77fa15e0a6fce@mail.gmail.com>
To: "juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com" <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
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If there is emphasis on elimination of presentational "," "/", "i" and
> even "+" from encoding of numbers (4.4.1.1.3 Examples). I see natural
> also that presentational symbol for decimals was substituted.
>
> One could use some entity for the decimal mark but i find more
> interesting markup.
>
> <cn type="rational"> 12342 <sep/> 2342342 </cn>
> <cn type="complex-cartesian"> 12.3 <sep/> 5 </cn>
> <cn type="complex-polar"> 2 <sep/> 3.1415 </cn>
>
> maybe just something like
>
> <cn type="real"> 12345 <sep/> 7 </cn>
>
> with default renderings
>
> 12342 / 2342342
> 12.3 + 5 i
> Polar( 2 , 3.1415 )





> 12345.7



Well, I think you're going too far
because why not in this case say

<cn type="complex-cartesian"> 12<sep/>3 <sep/> 5 </cn>
<cn type="complex-polar"> 2 <sep/> 3<sep/>1415 </cn>

because we will have the same problem in this case
which of the sep is the one we want ?

Xmlizer
Received on Monday, 17 July 2006 14:28:52 GMT

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