From: Neil Soiffer <Neils@dessci.com>

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 07:26:40 -0700

Message-ID: <d98bce170810300726w768f951cu9fe34db770f5fd2a@mail.gmail.com>

To: "Bruce Miller" <bruce.miller@nist.gov>

Cc: fred.wang@free.fr, www-math@w3.org

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 07:26:40 -0700

Message-ID: <d98bce170810300726w768f951cu9fe34db770f5fd2a@mail.gmail.com>

To: "Bruce Miller" <bruce.miller@nist.gov>

Cc: fred.wang@free.fr, www-math@w3.org

I'm very glad to hear you are improving Firefox's support. The answer to your question is that they do *not* nest. Use nested mencloses to achieve that. The order is not important. Neil Soiffer Senior Scientist Design Science, Inc. www.dessci.com ~ Makers of Equation Editor, MathType, MathPlayer and MathFlow ~ On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 5:38 AM, Bruce Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov> wrote: > > fred.wang@free.fr wrote: > >> Hi all, >> >> I'm trying to add support for <menclose/> in Firefox and I wonder what >> should be >> displayed when several values are given to the "notation" attribute. What >> I >> think is that order and repetition of the values don't matter: "box circle >> box" >> is the same as "box circle" or "circle box". Is it right? >> > > Interesting question > [... that the WG should sort out for MathML 3 :> ] > > My first inclination would be to think of them as > nesting (a box around a circle around the content, > versus a circle around a box around the content), > simply because it is hard to see (and harder to specify) > how many of the various pairs should overlap > (eg. how should "radical roundedbox" look?) > > OTOH, I suspect the original intention was that > they would overlap (in which case the order doesn't > matter), since that can create many more effects > than we would want to list as explicit values. > > Further, nesting can easily, and more clearly, > be done simply by nesting <menclose>'s. > > If this is the concensus of the WG, we at least > should clarify this. > > speaking for myself, > bruce > > -- > bruce.miller@nist.gov > http://math.nist.gov/~BMiller/ <http://math.nist.gov/%7EBMiller/> > >Received on Thursday, 30 October 2008 14:27:15 UTC

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