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

Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 13:16:42 -0400

To: www-math@w3.org

Message-ID: <i7d50957gl.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 13:16:42 -0400

To: www-math@w3.org

Message-ID: <i7d50957gl.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Hi Bruce, You write on an issue concerning presentation MathML in web browsers: > I suppose that when MathML was originally developed, > the authors imagined that the browser would be responsible > for line breaking. ... I am concerned with the community of authors having TeX backgrounds. As one such author I want complete control over linebreaks in math. I believe this is the general attitude among TeX users for traditional print. I want to emulate that as much as possible in XHTML+MathML. Accordingly for all <math> elements I set the "white-space" CSS property to "nowrap". For examples such as you suggest I use <mtable> with no more than 3 cells per row as the sole content of <math> in display mode. When there is insufficient width of the user's browser, the window will require horizontal scrolling. As author I limit the width of content so that the need for horizontal scrolling should not arise with a font of default size in a browser window that is 60% of the width of a 1280x1024 display. The width limitation is natural when I am using one source markup for both XHTML+MathML and print (via LaTeX). -- BillReceived on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 17:17:06 UTC

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