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Re: triple and quadruple dots and the MathML test suite

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 18:32:41 +0100
Message-ID: <4DD15FB9.1000301@nag.co.uk>
To: Bruce Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov>
CC: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
On 16/05/2011 18:16, Bruce Miller wrote:
> [The first google hit was from David!

Obviously a very reputable source!

The entiy definitions that do use combining characters precede then with 
a space character so that the entity set as a whole meets the w3c 
charmod requirements that all replacement texts are NFC normalised, and 
don't start with a combining character. (Which is a sufficient, although 
not strictly necessary condition to ensure that unicode normalisation 
and entity expansion may be done in either order.)

A mathml renderer is supposed to ignore trailing and leading whitespace 
in mo so <mo>&#x20DB;</mo> and <mo> &#x20DB;</mo> should be treated 
equivalently, although <mo>&tdot;</mo> is equivalent to the latter.

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