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Re: Rendering primes/learning MathML

From: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:58:31 -0400
To: dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org, www-math@w3.org
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> The advice from the working group has always been that the preferred
> mathml markup is <mrow><mi>a</mi><mo>'</mo></msup>.

I think the "advice" was not sufficiently clear in the version 2 spec.

> Although since most fonts have a raised prime in the font, missing
> out the msup may look OK, it less acutrately reflects the structure.
>
>> "a-prime" was a single entity, a variable in its own right.
>
> Usually (often?) in mathematics that is not the case, primes and
> diacritics generally, deote some mathematical operation being
> applied to the base.

Often but not always.

                                    -- Bill
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