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Re: subscriptshift, superscriptshift attributes for mmultiscripts tag - shiftX, shiftY

From: Ionel Alexandru <ionel.alexandru@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 09:26:17 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=gdSvN01eM7a07ita01cO2ZZzbo-fB4DDbvU=e@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-math@w3.org
Hi David,

thank you for response. It is true, the changes must be for the next

Speaking about positioning on x and y for "visual tweaking" my users ask me
about that.
My solution was to have for each box 2 attributes shiftX and shiftY (it was
difficult for user to add new tags only for minor movement).
I don't know if is a good solution, for this reason I put here.

thank you
ionel alexandru

On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 4:57 PM, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk> wrote:

> On 04/10/2010 21:00, Ionel Alexandru wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Do you think could be a good idea to have subscriptshift,
>> superscriptshift attributes for mmultiscripts tag ?
>> The idea is to have a way to "move on y" the exponents (pre or/and post).
> It's too late to add attributes for MathML 3.0. After PR (the stage we are
> at now) we can do editorial fixes, but can't really change the language.
> We could of course still take requests for features for a future version
> 3.x or 4.
> The suggestion to add the attributes isn't unreasonable (since msub and sup
> have the attributes) but I'm not sure they are really needed. If you need to
> adjust the positioning you may well want to adjust the horizontal
> positioning as well. You could achieve the affect by using mpadded (either
> on the base, or on some of the sub or super scripts) and since such "visual
> tweaking" isn't really encouraged anyway in general (although is needed
> sometimes in practice) I'm not sure we should add a "convenience" attribute
> for adjusting the vertical position only.
> However all of this is a personal reply, No doubt the Working Group will
> discuss it,
> Thanks for the comments,
> David
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