From: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>

Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 12:42:37 -0400

To: dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org

Cc: www-math@w3.org

Message-ID: <i7bqolzbia.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 12:42:37 -0400

To: dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org

Cc: www-math@w3.org

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Jacques Distler <distler@golem.ph.utexas.edu> writes: > As to namespaces, looking at the output of itex2MML, there are two > places where namespaces are used. > > 1) There's a > <math xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML'>...</math>. > The MathML elements themselves are un-prefixed. > 2) Hyperlinks in MathML are <mrow>s with XLink attributes: > <mrow xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" > xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="..."> ... </mrow> > > Clearly, if presentational MathML elements are added to HTML5, the > first can safely be ignored (as namespaces are currently ignored). Yes, the xmlns in math should be safely ignorable in HTML5. > The second is more of an issue. Substituting an (X)HTML <a> element > seems likely to do nasty things to the layout. Regarding links from inside math: I think the most interoperable approach is to allow HTML <a> elements inside <mtext>. Beyond that I would like to see the HTML elements <a>, <em>, and <b> (or <strong>) incorporated in the XHTML+MathML document type definition as elements that are allowed in <mtext>. These things have actually been working in Mozilla when the <mtext> element has an xmlns attribute flagging it for the HTML namespace. But this namespace artifice has not been interoperable with MathPlayer. See http://math.albany.edu/math/pers/hammond/G/Math/mtextWithABem.xhtml -- BillReceived on Monday, 9 October 2006 16:43:04 UTC

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