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Re: Chemistry call on December 12 at 16 Important information UTC

From: E.A.Moore <e.a.moore@open.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2019 10:50:26 +0000
To: "kerscher@montana.com" <kerscher@montana.com>, 'Chemistry CG' <public-chem-web-pub@w3.org>
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Comments on MATHML semantics document

  1.  Units. I was taught and we teach our students that variables should be italic, but constants and units should be upright.
  2.  I remembered I had been to a lecture in the 1990s on a chemistry mark up language. Apparently this is still in existence, though I have never used it. See https://www.xml-cml.org/ . They have a dictionary and a complex list indicating whether the item is an atom, molecule, chemical structure..... You may know about this?  The authors are Henry Rzepa, Imperial College, London and Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge.
  3.  If sodium is written Na, I would recommend saying N a, even though we would sometimes say sodium.
  4.  The symbols for sulfite and phosphite should have the charge as a superscript. There is a IUPAC naming system for these ions in which sulfite for example, becomes Sulfate(IV) pronounced sulfate 4; the IV indicating the oxidation state of  sulfur. IUPAC also has a project Standard XML Data Dictionaries for Chemistry, https://iupac.org/projects/project-details/?project_nr=2002-022-1-024
Project Details - IUPAC | International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry<https://iupac.org/projects/project-details/?project_nr=2002-022-1-024>
Visit this page to view the project details. Objective. To translate existing IUPAC standard terminologies and related information to data dictionaries in eXtensible Markup Language (XML) format.

Elaine A. Moore
The Open University

From: kerscher@montana.com <kerscher@montana.com>
Sent: 03 December 2019 23:35
To: 'Chemistry CG' <public-chem-web-pub@w3.org>
Subject: Chemistry call on December 12 at 16 Important information UTC

Dear Chemistry on the Web and Publishing Community Group,

Based on the Doodle pole, December 12 at 16 UTC works best for folks.

Please read this message fully prior to the call, because you have work to do to prepare for the call.

I will send out a calendar invitation, but here are the details:

Date December 12, 2019

Time: 16 UTC, 8:00 a.m. Pacific, 11:00 a.m. Eastern, and 16:00 London

The zoom dialing instructions are below this message.

We held a MathML semantics meeting on Tuesday of this week. The MathML Community Group is adding Chemistry semantics and needs the advice of experts. Prior to our call, please review the working document linked below and add comments if you wish. We may have more agenda items, but I wanted to get this in front of you as quickly as possible.

The link is https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NrPFIgxt6FNAOoWzSunI71auADfssCGkiAuDso7RI6s/edit#<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NrPFIgxt6FNAOoWzSunI71auADfssCGkiAuDso7RI6s/edit>

Neil writes: I want to emphasize this is a work in progress, so what is there today may be different than what you encounter tomorrow. In particular, if someone makes a comment, I'll try to address that. So more comments and edits, the better it will get.

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