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Re: Exploring new vocabularies for HTML

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 13:46:33 +0300
Cc: public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org
Message-Id: <FD4B88A1-1BD8-424F-AF55-405C516D4EBD@iki.fi>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>

On Mar 30, 2008, at 13:36, David Carlisle wrote:
>> That's a bad analogy. Annotation is like ....
> So html5 should drop the alt attribute and instead mandate that all
> html5 processors are able to infer necessary information by analysing
> supplied image data?

If the current state of AI made that feasible, yes. But the current  
state of AI doesn't make it feasible.

> This appears no different to me than saying that
> you should only supply the presentation form of a math expression and
> that other systems should have to infer what they need from that
> presentation.

I'm not against including dual Presentation and Content MathML given  
the state of the art. What I think is problematic is using product- 
specific formats instead of Content MathML. Allowing product-specific  
formats diminishes the incentive for vendors to use Content MathML for  
semantic round-tripping.

Using dual Presentation and Content MathML wouldn't solve the problem  
of out-of-sync data branches, but at least there'd be a level playing  
field for apps importing MathML for editing.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Sunday, 30 March 2008 10:47:15 UTC

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