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Re: [MathML3-last-call] for consistency, the order of the result and divisor should be swapped in mlongdiv

From: Neil Soiffer <Neils@dessci.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 10:00:52 -0800
Message-ID: <d98bce170911121000k3f3d4758wac0f5382d7f9e82@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-math@w3.org
The working agreed that these should be consistent and so the text and
examples were changed.

/w3ccvs/WWW/Math/Group/spec/xml/presentation-markup.xml,v  <--
presentation-markup.xml
new revision: 1.300; previous revision: 1.299



On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Neil Soiffer <Neils@dessci.com> wrote:

> mlongdiv currently says the order of the children is:
> result
> divisor
> dividend (as members of an mstack)
>
> It takes as an attribute 'longdivstyle' with possible values: "lefttop" |
> "stackedrightright" | "mediumstackedrightright" | "shortstackedrightright" |
> "righttop" | "left/\right" | "left)(right" | ":right=right" |
> "stackedleftleft" | "stackedleftlinetop"
>
> The names for longdivstyle all name the position of the divisor followed by
> the position of the result, which mostly corresponds to the order they are
> displayed in (divisor first, result later) .... which is backwards the
> children's order.
>
> Although it is somewhat arbitrary, it would be more consistent to make the
> first child of mlongdiv be the divisor, and the second child the result.
>
> Neil Soiffer
> Senior Scientist
> Design Science, Inc.
> www.dessci.com
> ~ Makers of MathType, MathFlow, MathPlayer, MathDaisy, WebEQ, Equation
> Editor ~
>
Received on Thursday, 12 November 2009 18:01:32 GMT

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