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Re: MathML-in-HTML5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 20:03:32 +0000 (UTC)
To: juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com
Cc: www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0610042000530.25753@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 4 Oct 2006 juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com wrote:
> > 
> > IMHO backwards compatibility is not just "desirable", it is absolutely 
> > and fundamentally critical. Specification authors should always make 
> > their specs backward and forward looking.
> Then why all this stuff? Since you are proposing (ups i forgot that you 
> are not proposing anything even if look that) is not backward compatible 
> with current status of MathML authoring and processing.

The idea of introducing math markup to text/html documents is completely 
orthogonal from the existence of MathML markup in XML documents. 
Compatibility with current MathML authoring and processing is neither here 
nor there -- the proposal here doesn't affect it in any way.

> You can do [various things that have been at one time or another 
> suggested] but do not call it ***mathml***


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