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RE: round symbol

From: Daniel Marques <dani@wiris.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 13:09:46 +0100
Message-ID: <c139f0409885d1ffd1290a5119115c59@mail.gmail.com>
To: Eduardo Tabacman <eduardot@dessci.com>, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Cc: Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net>, www-math@w3.org
Thanks to everybody for your responses!

We will use "<ci>round</cid>" or "<csymbol>round</csymbol>".  In any case,
what Maple does is quite sensible.


-----Original Message-----
From: Eduardo Tabacman [mailto:eduardot@dessci.com]
Sent: lunes, 05 de noviembre de 2012 16:35
To: David Carlisle
Cc: Daniel Marques; Paul Libbrecht; www-math@w3.org
Subject: Re: round symbol

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
> 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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