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Re: Supporting MathML and SVG in text/html, and related topics

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 14:48:22 +0300
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Public MathML mailing list <www-math@w3.org>
Message-Id: <316ED225-9BBB-4A81-983B-37396244DDF5@iki.fi>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Apr 10, 2008, at 12:51, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Jun 2006, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> If the WHAT WG defines a way for serializing MathML as text/html, I
>> think it should be (at least for conforming cases) a pure alternative
>> infoset serialization for a subset of possible infosets (dirty  
>> words, I
>> know) as opposed to just being something similar but subtly  
>> different.
>> That is, I think conforming documents should be losslessly
>> reserializable as XML *1.0* and the DOM nodes for the math stuff  
>> should
>> report the uncolonified element name in lower case as localName and  
>> the
>> MathML namespace URI as namespaceURI. (I guess tagName should do  
>> what is
>> most compatible with MathPlayer.)
> Does what the spec says satisfy this?

As far as I can tell, the spec satisfies the constraint I presented  
for conforming content except when free-form element (e.g. <mtext>) or  
attribute value (?) contains a form feed or a vertical tab. I expect  
the rendering behavior of form feeds and vertical tabs in <mtext> to  
be undefined, which is bad.

I can't comment on the tagName/MathPlayer part due to lack of suitable  
testing environment.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 10 April 2008 11:49:15 UTC

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