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Re: Exploring new vocabularies for HTML

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 14:18:56 +0100
Message-Id: <200804141318.m3EDIur2005941@quetzal.nag.co.uk>
To: juan@canonicalscience.com
CC: public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org

> Performance issues when rendering MathML on Mozilla have
> been noticed by other people also.

> ...
>  a) the nature of the MathML documents in HELM, which have lots of nested
>  tables, and b) the implementation of MathML tables by means of the HTML
>  table layout algorithm.

The fact that (very) deeply nested tables laying out formal proof
terms triggers some slow behaviour in mozilla's HTML table
layout code doesn't seem that relevant to a discussion of what authoring
syntax should be used for mathematics in web pages. Presumably if you
used the kind of markup that you are suggesting, that even more directly
translates into css-styled html markup, a deeply nested table would
still end up being a deeply nested html table, with the same issues.

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