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Re: Wish for MathML 3: version attribute

From: Max Berger <max@berger.name>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 08:12:16 +0200
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To: www-math@w3.org
Dear MathML community,

I've been reading a little bit of the discussion, and here are my 2 cts:

a) I think declaring MathML 2 obsolete is not a viable option.  
Discouraged yes, but not obsolete. There is still plenty of software  
which uses MathML 1.0.1 (OpenOffice, for example), and is very  
unlikely to change easily. This would only hinder the transition. If  
you look at HTML, there are still many documents written in 3.2 and 4.0.

b) I really like the idea of a different namespace: MathML is mostly  
embedded in other documents, and namespaces are the way to identify  
it. A new namespace would mean that existing software will not  
immediately recognize MathML 3, but it will be easily adaptable.

To reason again for my originial post (version attribute) it does not  
have to be an actual version attribute, but I would really like to be  
able to detect which MathML version a document conforms to without a  
given DTD.

Max Berger
e-mail: max@berger.name

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Am 16.09.2007 um 04:46 schrieb Andrew Miller:
> In the end, everyone was happy with using one MIME type, a different
> namespace for each version, and defining an umbrella specification to
> which all versions of CellML comply which essentially describes how  
> the
> version is encoded in the namespace.
>
> Best regards,
> Andrew

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