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Re: MathML browser test page

From: Neil Soiffer <Neils@dessci.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:42:42 -0700
Message-ID: <d98bce170907171042m17ce18f9w3c8621314fd39dd5@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joe Java <joe.java@eyeasme.com>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
> Yes, the arrow should be stretched automatically, but should it not
> look the same if manually set?  What I am trying to say is that
> Firefox does not work correctly and the arrow is not automatically
> stretched.  I fixed the problem by manually setting the arrow size.
> Is it not OK to do that?  I would think that the system would see
> that the author set the character's size to a particular value and
> it would honor that set value.
Yes, the MathML system should honor that value.  The problem is that you
picked a value that looks good for Firefox.  It may not necessarily look
good for other renders because different fonts and slightly different layout
rules maybe be used.  The value you used will scale with font size, but
because different fonts may have use characters of different sizes (ie, the
uparrow may be relatively smaller or larger compared to other chars in the
font), the results may not be as good in other renderers.

Unfortunately, I don't know another workaround to the firefox bug.

Received on Friday, 17 July 2009 17:43:22 UTC

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