Re: State of the N-ary

On 2 Jul 2008, at 13:47, Ivan Herman wrote:

> Bijan Parsia wrote:
> [snip]
>> Fourth, syntax:
>>     The XML/functional syntax is easy, though we could add a bit  
>> of sugar to make writing equations nicer. I don't see any reason  
>> not to use MathML.
>>     For RDF, I thought equations could use MathML too (as a  
>> literal or data uri) for inline equations. We should also allow   
>> naming predicates.
> Just for my understanding (and to be a bit more precise)...
> MathML is actually a strange beast, because it is two different  
> markups in one specification. They have a Presentation Markup[1]  
> and a Content Markup[2]. (Roughly speaking the presentation markup  
> is, well, for the presentation of mathematical equations and  
> formulae, whereas the content markup describes the the abstract  
> mathematical notions. In some cases they can be mixed.).
> I would expect that we would restrict to the content markup in this  
> case. Am I right?

That was my intent and how I sketched it out. If presentational  
markup proved so much nicer, we could use that with an understanding  
of exactly what it represented.


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