- From: Bj|rn-Helge Mevik <bhm@math.uio.no>
- Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 08:52:23 GMT
- To: www-html@w3.org

[James Ø. Baum] >I agree with you there, and was aware of the issue, but I still maintain that >the author should be given the opportunity to omit the <math> tags around >'math symbols' such as ≤ - definitely not all uses of this symbol are in >mathematical contexts (... snip ...) ><math>α β γ </math> are the first letters of the greek >alphabet and a priori have nothing to do with mathematics though they are >often used there. I agree on your principle: Sumbols often used in math, but which a priori have nothing to do with mathematics, should be allowed outside of <math>...</math>. The greek letters make a good example. But relational symbols like ≤ (<=)? Please correct me if I am wrong, but aren't they pure mathematical symbols? I cannot think of any example of the use of (e.g.) <= outside of a mathematical context. B/H -- Bjørn-Helge Mevik <bhm@math.uio.no>

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