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Re: Exploring new vocabularies for HTML

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:30:45 +0100
Message-Id: <200803311030.m2VAUjnm029524@edinburgh.nag.co.uk>
To: jg307@cam.ac.uk
Cc: public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org

> I'm really uncertain why you think that running an HTML parser to 
> construct an in-memory representation of the HTML in the same in memory 
> format as that used for XML is the wrong way to import HTML content into 
> an application that currently imports only XML.

The concern is importing mathml content.

> <wikimath>
as I said before I have no objection to wiki syntax (I think it's a
good thing) but I think it should be restricted to wikis.

Not everyone needs mathml, if you are just going to write x^2 + 1 in
html you can now and may in the future, just go
x<sup>2</sup> + 1
But to simultaneously try to introduce the benefits of using a common
mathematical markup language, and to remove the necessity of using any
markup at all just seems completely broken to me.


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