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Re: minor suggestions on Public Editor's draft of MathML

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 14:07:35 +0100
Message-ID: <4FB64997.8050408@nag.co.uk>
To: Joe Java <cop3252@yahoo.com>
Cc: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
On 18/05/2012 13:41, Joe Java wrote:

> Final quick note. In section "4.2.5.2 Rendering Applications" The
> first sample presentation example is missing the commented out long
> unicode name <!--FUNCTION APPLICATION--> and the second presentation
> example has both commented out unicode names outside of the <mo>
> entities. (I.E. the presentation is inconsistent with the the way
> non-ASCII characters are shown in other locations in the document.)
>

Yes the exact situation is that if the original source used an entity
reference then the document production replaces the entity with a
numeric reference and adds a comment with the Unicode name. In this
latest iteration the numeric reference is wrapped in a span with the
original reference in the title, and that gives enough for the html5
version to allow the dynamic switch.

However several examples (more than I remembered actually) are entered
in the initial sources using numeric references rather than entity
references, (many of the presentation examples in chapter 4 do this as
they are semi-automatically generated from the content markup, so
numeric references are more natural to produce than entity name
references) some of those have Unicode name comments added explicitly.
In any case these ones don't currently get picked up by the new
mechanism. If we keep this we should normalise the input a bit more and
also probably allow characters entered by numeric reference to also get
the Unicode name comment and at least allow switching between numeric
reference and character data. For later:-)

David


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