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Re: [MathML3-last-call] PMML @title attribute

From: Christoph LANGE <ch.lange@jacobs-university.de>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 09:36:19 +0100
To: Robert Miner <robertm@dessci.com>
Cc: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200911040936.19503.ch.lange@jacobs-university.de>
Robert,

  thanks for your information, that is all I wanted to know.

2009-11-04 00:31 Robert Miner <robertm@dessci.com>:
> In terms of providing tooltip functionality within MathML in isolation,
>  there is already support via <maction actiontype="tooltip">...</maction>
>  which has been in MathML a long time, and that MathML 3 now elevates to
>  normative status.

Thanks, I was not aware of that action type.

>  Consequently, there isn't much appetite for introducing another mechanism
>  via a title attribute.

Right.

> Of course, I think you are primarily interested in the situation in a
>  coupound document format, namely XHTML+MathML+SVG.

Well, yes, but we do a lot of JavaScript anyway, so we could translate
<maction actiontype="tooltip"> into @title in Firefox.

>  In that situation, there is more of a case for allowing attributes from the
>  containing document markup language to be used on MathML elements.

Aha, I always thought that @title is a native (maybe deprecated, though)
MathML attribute.  I never thought of it as an attribute borrowed from XHTML.

Cheers,

Christoph

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Christoph Lange, Jacobs Univ. Bremen, http://kwarc.info/clange, Skype duke4701

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