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RE: Minutes of Math on the Web Community Group teleconference of 27 April 2016

From: Paul Topping <pault@dessci.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:56:53 +0000
To: "Liam R. E. Quin" <liam@w3.org>, "public-mathonwebpages@w3.org" <public-mathonwebpages@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B6C5B1ABA88AF446821B281774E6DB71B71C42E6@FERMAT.corp.dessci>
The Houdini project sounds like something really useful for math. Besides making it accessible, I hope it allows its content to negotiate space and formatting with its container (eg, baseline alignment, line-breaking). So many embedding schemes assume that the container should always control these things. This is not the case for math and any other notation that seeks to integrate with content in the container.

Paul 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Liam R. E. Quin [mailto:liam@w3.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:44 PM
> To: public-mathonwebpages@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Minutes of Math on the Web Community Group teleconference
> of 27 April 2016
> 
> On Wed, 2016-04-27 at 13:09 -0400, Jeanne Spellman wrote:
> >
> >     Ivan: [...]
> >     ... there is a project in CSS -- Houdini -- that may be of
> >     interest to those who were interested in the font issue.
> 
> I'm sorry I wasn't able to be on the call, and delighted to see the
> minutes!
> 
> A minor note -- houdini isn't about fonts. It's about opening up the
> browser to deeper scripting so that e.g. you can have an element whose
> contents are drawing using JavaScript automatically on demand, without
> the huge expense (and sometimes impossibility) of today's polyflls.
> 
> We'll probably see custom element backgrounds first (since they don't
> affect block layout).
> 
> The big question is how to make such custom-drawn content accessible.
> 
> Liam
> 
> --
> Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org>
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

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