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Technical reasons for some options taken on design of MathML

From: <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 22:13:47 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <3030.>
To: <www-math@w3.org>

Unfortunately, the w3c MathML specification does not explain to readers
the reasons for the several options taken by its authors.

For example,

- what is the argument to use some like


instead of shorter

<divide><ci>A</ci><cn>2</cn></divide> ?

- What is the reason for


instead of calculator-like

<apply><cn>5</cn><plus/><cn>8</cn></apply> ?

- What is the reason for

<msup>base <mrow>index1 index2</mrow></msup>

instead of

base<sup>index1 index2</sup>


or the

base^{index1 index2}

of TeX systems ?

Thanks in advance!

Juan R.

Received on Thursday, 30 March 2006 06:14:00 UTC

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