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RE: MathML-in-HTML5

From: White Lynx <whitelynx@operamail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 13:03:46 +0400
To: www-math@w3.org
Message-Id: <20061011090349.DF963CA0A4@ws5-11.us4.outblaze.com>

>> What we say is that having two versions of MathML will not help us to 
>> consolidate efforts, instead it will dissipate already small resources 
>> that we have today.

> The proposal doesn't create a new version of MathML, it just provides a 
> new way of serialising MathML content, and generating a DOM from that 
> content (deserialising it). 

With the same success you can replace MathML with LaTeX-like input, ISO-12083, HTML3 Math, OMML and say that DOM must reflect MathML equivalent of given math expression and not actual input. On practice this produces completely different languages, as we have to parse actual input, DOM as such does not travel through wire, and not all applications operate through DOM.

> The MathML language is left intact -- the DOM 
> is the same, the rules for processing the DOM are the same, and the 
> semantics for such a DOM are the same.

MathML is XML DTD, don't identify it with DOM, many MathML tools does not deal with DOM at all.

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