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minor suggestions on Public Editor's draft of MathML

From: Joe Java <cop3252@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 12:34:04 -0700 (PDT)
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To: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
Nit-picking at the latest MATHML editors draft


1.  Some of the examples appear to use theHyphen-minus (&#x002D;) instead of the &minus; (&#x2212;) character
to represent the minus sign.  For an example see "3.5.5.8 MathML representation of an alignment example" in the editors draft.  

Section "7.7.1.1 Minus" does say that MathML renderers should treat Hyphen-minus as a minus sign, 

but perhaps the defining document of MathML should use the correct character defined as the minus sign.

2. The examples use the Unicode number followed by a commented out long Unicode name for non-ASCII characters.
Now that the "XML Entity Definitions for Characters" is out and the latest HTML5 draft has a table of all the character entity names,
it might be better to only have the entity names used rather than the Unicode number of the non-ASCII characters/entities.

3.  The document HTML5 + MATHML (http://www.w3.org/Math/draft-spec/mathml.html) does not validate with the W3C validator.  

It would be easy to fix this problem, but the documents' HTML code is very poorly indented and spaced.  

For example see line 24605 of the HTML5 + MATHML document 

Any decent code editor can easily assist in proper indentation and line spacing.   

     Joe

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