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Re: round symbol

From: Eduardo Tabacman <eduardot@dessci.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:34:37 -0300
Cc: Daniel Marques <dani@wiris.com>, Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net>, www-math@w3.org
Message-Id: <4013E36F-5C78-40B7-B117-70775DEF74AF@dessci.com>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
FWIW, I did a quick test with Maple (the only interesting target I have at hand) and both 

<math><apply><ci>round</ci><cn>3.5</cn></apply></math>   and


get interpreted as Maple's function 'round' applied to 3.5. 
I suspect (in this case and similar ones) Maple just takes whatever cdata the first child of apply has and uses it as a function name. If it happens to coincide with a function Maple knows, then it will work. (In some other cases, like <ci>plus</ci>, Maple clearly does know what function it is actually meant, since it converts to the standard + sign)


On Nov 5, 2012, at 12:11 PM, David Carlisle wrote:

> On 05/11/2012 14:38, Daniel Marques wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Another option could be, <ci>round</ci> which is more general and allows a
>> free interpretation by the posterior usage of the content MathML.
> Or better I think <csymbol>round</csymbol> as using csymbol rather than ci gives the hint that it is referencing some externally defined function (rather than a local variable in an expression within the page) just by not giving a cd or definitionURL attribute you are declining the opportunity of referencing a particular definition.
> David
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