Re: Consider removing the MathML entities from text/html

On Oct 2, 2009, at 16:29, David Carlisle wrote:

>>   * Having 2000+ entities instead of 200+ entities doesn't seem too  
>> nice
>>     for implementors.
> There is obviously a cost and I can't speak about browser
> implementations but I'd have thought that overall it's better for  
> users
> to have them always there, built in

It's probably better for authors to just have them there. However, the  
list is indeed long enough that using na´ve algorithms and data  
structures (implemented to avoid "premature optimization") actually  
does cause a measurable slow-down. I have no reason to expect a  
performance problem in the case of non-na´ve data structures and  
algorithms, though.

Henri Sivonen

Received on Friday, 2 October 2009 14:20:15 UTC