# Re: [MathML3-PR] Alignment with display="block"

From: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 20:40:31 -0400
To: W3C MathML Discussion <www-math@w3.org>
Message-ID: <i7tym7accg.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

> Users have filed a bug against WebKit, so there is at least
> some expectation that it should be centered by default.
>
> This is, of course, very easy to change but I'd rather it
> be against some recommendation.  It would be better
> to have a non-normative suggestion for a good default.

I think the expectation of centering as the default for displayed math
likely comes from plain TeX's '\$\$', LaTeX's '\displaymath' = '\[ ... \]',
and common pratice in print typesetting since, say, 1850.

Indeed, it would be good to have a non-normative statement on this.

-- Bill
Received on Friday, 3 September 2010 00:40:58 UTC

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