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Re: menclose: several values in the "notation" attribute

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
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
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>
>
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