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Re: MathML-in-HTML5

From: Roger B. Sidje <rbs@maths.uq.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 10:06:11 +1000
Message-ID: <4522FAF3.4070705@maths.uq.edu.au>
To: Paul Topping <pault@dessci.com>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, www-math@w3.org, dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>

That example wasn't suggesting anything special about the literal "m" 
indeed -- what it instead suggested was that the prefix string had to be 
declared in the <html>. Right?

On 4/10/2006 9:56 AM, Paul Topping wrote:

> IE handles multiple namespaces in HTML+XML. There is nothing special
> about the "m". To my knowledge, it doesn't handle nested XML islands,
> though.  
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: dev-tech-mathml-bounces@lists.mozilla.org 
>>[mailto:dev-tech-mathml-bounces@lists.mozilla.org] On Behalf 
>>Of Roger B. Sidje
>>Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 4:41 PM
>>To: Ian Hickson
>>Cc: www-math@w3.org; dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org; David Carlisle
>>Subject: Re: MathML-in-HTML5
>>On 4/10/2006 9:19 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>>So basically, it's the same as tag soup. I don't really see 
>>an advantage 
>>>to going down that route (with its complexities like 
>>namespace prefixes, 
>>One could also think that prefixed tags are random tags in general.
>>Is it because you are thinking globally w.r.t. multiple 
>>mixings? Such as
>><m:tag> <n:tag>...</n:tag> </m:tag>?
>>(I am not sure what IE does if n: is attached to a plug-in.)
>>If it just for the single MathML containment, the starting 
>>patch that I 
>>made emulates what IE+MathPlayer does:
>><html xmlns:m="mathml-namespace">, then
>><m:math>...</m:math> in the document
>><math xmlns="mathml-namespace">...</math>
>>with no need for a declaration in <html>
>>(So it is a proof-of-concept of that emulation, and as the 
>>patch showed, 
>>not that invasive to emulate.)
>>dev-tech-mathml mailing list
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