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Re: Wish for MathML 3: Discourage named entities

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 11:36:02 +0100
Message-Id: <200709171036.l8HAa2wS032182@edinburgh.nag.co.uk>
To: chris@chiasson.name
Cc: max@berger.name, www-math@w3.org

> What about using the actual character for the integral? 

yes, considered that but there are some problems in that for things like
integral just showing mo with an integral sign in it doesn't actually
tell people how to enter that. There's an argument that the spec
shouldn't describe authoring techniques, so perhaps that's OK, but then
it's hard to _see_ the difference between an mo with an invisible times
and an mo with a function apply symbol, so in at least some cases
a visbile version is needed. (I was experimenting with just changing the
xslt stylesheet, so a soultion tat works uniformly for all entities has
some attractions, although obviously I could special case the invisible
(and white space) operators.


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