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

Message-ID: <i7sks1317s.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:58:31 -0400

To: dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org, www-math@w3.org

Message-ID: <i7sks1317s.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

(Replies directed to www-math@w3.org) > 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. -- BillReceived on Monday, 15 September 2008 14:59:17 UTC

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