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Re: Houdini [Was: Minutes of Math on the Web Community Group teleconference of 27 April 2016]

From: Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:59:52 -0400
Message-ID: <1461826792.11418.210.camel@w3.org>
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>, Paul Topping <pault@dessci.com>
Cc: "public-mathonwebpages@w3.org" <public-mathonwebpages@w3.org>
On Thu, 2016-04-28 at 15:30 +0900, Florian Rivoal wrote:
> > 
> With regards to Houdini, I think a valuable thing to do for this CG
> would be to look at the APIs being proposed in Houdini

+1

An important thing needed for mathematics (and tables) is the ability
to inherit properties downwards (no problem in CSS) and sizes back
upwards; the ability to break boxes - e.g. when an equation doesn't fit
on a line - and to align between equations, e.g. multiple displayed
equations with the = signs ligning up vertically, which also affects
breaking.

Right now the Houdini drafts place some limits on interactions, partly
because the browser developers are afraid of opening up code to
scripting that might not be robust against being used in unexpected
ways.

Liam

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Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org>
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