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

Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 16:40:09 -0400

To: <dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org>, <www-math@w3.org>

Message-ID: <i7slhxxlxy.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 16:40:09 -0400

To: <dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org>, <www-math@w3.org>

Message-ID: <i7slhxxlxy.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

"Paul Topping" <pault@dessci.com> writes: > I second these concerns. MathML already contains markup for hyperlinks, > spacing, and bolding. The topic here is small bits of commenting text inside math, wrapped in an <mtext> container. <mtext> is a tiny scratchpad for authors (like \text{} inside \displaymath{} in LaTeX), and if we want authors to join us, a few features will need to be there for them. Spacing is not the issue. There is no way I know either to emphasize or to bold part of it. (I suppose one could use multiple <mtext> containers with appropriate CSS clues, but that would be silly since the reasons for MathML granularity don't apply inside <mtext>.) It's true, as Distler said, that there is provision for an xlinked mrow with attributes using XML namespace ':' notation, but that will not fit in an Appendix C profile for math in HTML5. In fact, I do not see it currently working inside <math> in any user agent other than Mozilla. And I do not see it in the W3C Test Suite, http://www.w3.org/Math/testsuite/ . Have I missed something? > Nesting languages such as HTML inside MathML inside HTML sounds > desirable, ... I'm not in favor of non-math content anywhere recursively inside math. What I'm suggested is _taking_ _over_ the 4 names "a", "b" (or "strong"), "em", and "a" when used in "mtext". That will allow us to control what happens. -- BillReceived on Monday, 9 October 2006 20:40:34 UTC

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