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Re: Inline equations

From: Bruce Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 11:13:29 -0500
Message-ID: <44159A29.8020407@nist.gov>
To: juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com
CC: www-math@w3.org

juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com wrote:
> Dario.tambone
> Unfortunately, the MathML structure does not fit well with CSS.

This comment seems rather misleading in the context of the question.
Most of George's (very intersting, btw) considerations relate to
being able to display mathml in a browser that doesn't support
mathml natively, using nothing but CSS.  For that purpose, yes,
mathml's structure and css's selectors don't match very well.

The question Dario asked related to whether there was a CSS property
to set the very math specific displaystyle.  Currently, there isn't ---
neither for MathML nor for any other "CSS friendly" math markup.

If the only issue was the size of the symbols, there is no reason
using CSS to increase the font size within math wouldn't work.
(although there is no official requirement for it to work, AFAIK;
and plugin-based renderers are perhaps less likely to honor the CSS).

 Of course,
> one can use some CSS styling but just for some points. See
> [http://canonicalscience.blogspot.com/2006/02/choosing-notationsyntax-for-canonmath.html]
> for some discussion on problems with CSS that people from Opera browser
> and mathematician George Chavchanidze is founding with the MathML
> specification.
> The attribute \"display=\'block\'\" of math tag display in block and
> centered the equations selected. The equations are displayed inline via
> the attribute \"display=\'inline\'\".
> See examples of use of "inline" and "block" in next pages
> http://www.canonicalscience.com/en/researchzone/nanothermodynamics.xml
> http://www.canonicalscience.com/en/researchzone/canonical.xml
> Compare the size of symbols in first (block) and second (inline) equations
> on last above link.
> Juan R.

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