[whatwg] Mathematics in HTML5

Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
>>> What exactly is a formula?
> > If you ask this question from the point of view of browser developer or  
> > browser itself, then the answer is simple <formula>2 + 2 = 4</formula> is
> > formula, while 2 + 2 = 4 is plain text. If you ask it from the point of
> > view of mathematician or philosopher then it is rather rythorical  
> > question.
> I'm asking this from the point of view of a document author. When should  
> an author use a formula and when is plain text enough?

I think it should be up to author, if (s|h)e is happy with plain text notations
then it is Ok to use them, if however explicit math markup is desired then
<formula>2 + 2 = 4</formula> is the way to go. 
However personally I don't like the idea of mixing different notations in one document. 

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Received on Thursday, 8 June 2006 07:08:43 UTC