From: <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 22:13:47 -0800 (PST)

Message-ID: <3030.217.124.69.224.1143699227.squirrel@webmail.canonicalscience.com>

To: <www-math@w3.org>

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 22:13:47 -0800 (PST)

Message-ID: <3030.217.124.69.224.1143699227.squirrel@webmail.canonicalscience.com>

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 <apply><divide/><ci>A</ci><cn>2</cn></apply> instead of shorter <divide><ci>A</ci><cn>2</cn></divide> ? - What is the reason for <apply><plus/><cn>5</cn><cn>8</cn></apply> 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> of SGML/HTML/XHTML/CSS or the base^{index1 index2} of TeX systems ? Thanks in advance! Juan R. Center for CANONICAL |SCIENCE)Received on Thursday, 30 March 2006 06:14:00 GMT

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