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Re: [MathML3-last-call] clarification of inline math

From: Bruce R Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:36:49 -0400
Message-ID: <4AE1F7C1.8080404@nist.gov>
To: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
Bruce Miller wrote:
> In MathML 2, the discussion of the display attribute
> on the math element was inwardly directed, addressing
> primarily how displaystyle and scriptlevel were affected;
> it did not explicitly address how the math element
> should be treated when embedded in another document,
> such as (x)html.  In MathML 3, this is only slightly
> clearer.
> I propose the following clarification, from
> Michael Kohlhase, be added:
>    'Inline math elements should be treated exactly as if
>     they were a sequence of words in normal text.
>     In particular, this applies to spacing and
>     linebreaking: for instance, there should not be
>     spaces or line breaks be between inline-math
>     and an immediately following punctuation mark.'
> bruce

Seemingly uncontroversial; I've adapted the above to
the discussion of math's display attribute.

Checking in spec/xml/fundamentals.xml;
/w3ccvs/WWW/Math/Group/spec/xml/fundamentals.xml,v  <--  fundamentals.xml
new revision: 1.125; previous revision: 1.124

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