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Re: [MathML3-last-call] mathvariant

From: Karl Tomlinson <w3@karlt.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:11:08 +1300
CC: Sam Dooley <sam@integretechpub.com>
To: www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <87bpiue043.fsf@karlt.net>
On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:51:21 -0700, Sam Dooley wrote:

> Resolved with improved wording for sections 3.2.2 and 7.5.
>
> /w3ccvs/WWW/Math/Group/spec/xml/character-set.xml,v  <--  character-set.xml
> new revision: 1.106; previous revision: 1.105
> done

Thank you for comments and clarifications here, Sam.
I think they've helped me understand the situation.

Is there somewhere that I can view the latest version, please?

I "don't have permission to access /~dpc/draft-spec/" on
http://monet.nag.co.uk/

As someone working from the point of view of implementing the
renderer, I struggled with these sections because they don't
specifically state the "right" behavior.  However, I think I just
need to accept that the "right" behavior is not completely
specified.

IMO, it would be best if MathML were as specific as possible (and
maybe it is for now).  I understand though that this is a not an
easy issue to completely specify the "right" behavior in all
situations.  I also wonder whether some may have pushed for the
spec to change because existing implementations do not follow the
old spec.  That on its own is not a good enough reason to change
the spec IMO, so I hope that is not the reason.

As long as it is made clear that authors cannot expect any
specific behavior when there is no one "right" behavior, then I
think we are at a reasonable point in the process of continual
improvement.

Karl.
Received on Sunday, 22 November 2009 21:11:29 GMT

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