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Re: Exploring new vocabularies for HTML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 06:34:44 +0000 (UTC)
To: Neil Soiffer <Neils@dessci.com>
Cc: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0803300629490.28180@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sat, 29 Mar 2008, Neil Soiffer wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 9:17 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > (Boy there are a lot of MathML elements, even in Presentation 
> > > > MathML.)
> > >
> > > not really, presentational mathematics is a bunch of special layout 
> > > forms, and compared to say the markup html uses for tables, the 
> > > level of element use per layout form is similar. (except as 
> > > previously commented tokens such as numbers and identifiers are 
> > > marked up individually).
> >
> > There's over 80 different presentational MathML elements in MathML3. 
> > That's a lot of elements for one small part of HTML. Whether they are 
> > justified or not is not really what I'm arguing. :-)
>
> I just did a count and come up with 32 presentation elements in MathML 
> 3; 35 if you include semantics/annotation/annotation-xml.  I might have 
> missed one or two, but I'm hard pressed to see how you came up with more 
> than 80 elements -- can you list the elements you think are presentation 
> elements?

My bad, I meant over 30. It's about a third of the number of elements in 
HTML5 at the moment, but to cover just one small use case.

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