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Re: several messages about New Vocabularies in text/html

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 00:01:34 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804040000550.18949@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 4 Apr 2008, David Carlisle wrote:
> 
> A process question first, is it best to make comments in email or via 
> the wiki?

E-mail is ideal for me, but either works.

> I think specifically you should use the version of these from 
> http://www.w3.org/tr/xml-entity-names (some future REC version, rather 
> than its current first working draft version) This will be the same as 
> the MathML3 entities, and it will hopefully be better aligned with 
> Unicode 5, stix fonts etc, and it will certainly be aligned with HTML. 
> The MathML2 entities differ in one or two places from the HTML ones (phi 
> and some others) which has the bad effect that for xhtml+mathml the 
> exact definition of the entity in effect depends on the (arcane) details 
> of the way you merged the dtds. (The MathML2 entity definitions were 
> trying to be compatible with both html and docbook, as they both use 
> mathml, but unfortunately they were mutually incompatible, however 
> docbook 5 doesn't define its own entity set anymore and defers to the 
> above (or rather to http://www.w3.org/2003/entities, which is the 
> editor's draft of same). A merged/sorted/deduplicated entity file for 
> ISO/HTML/MathML is
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2003/entities/2007/w3centities-f.ent

Thanks for the info, I'll take this into consideration.

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