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Re: MathML-in-HTML5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 19:42:09 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Roger B. Sidje" <rbs@maths.uq.edu.au>
Cc: Paul Topping <pault@dessci.com>, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, www-math@w3.org, dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0610041940580.25753@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 4 Oct 2006, Roger B. Sidje wrote:
> 
> Even if the exceptional circumstance is made more specific? There is 
> probably zero page with the specific attribute-value pair <math 
> xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML">

If we only allow that particular case, then why not simplify it further:

   <math>


> I would guess that MathML authors/generators would be comfortable with 
> that. More importantly, the sure guarantee would be the absence of any 
> rendering on the screen... (With that, they can't forget.)

It's not a matter of forgetting, it's a matter of wasted time trying to 
understand an obscure concept when all they really want is to throw maths 
into their document.

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