RE: MathML-in-HTML5

> 1. Do you believe that MathML should only be allowed in well-formed XML documents? 

Well, it may be imbedded in other environments including non-XML ones such as HTML, LaTeX or whatever one may find useful, the point is however that MathML content either should remain MathML (i.e. follow MathML rules) or should not be called as such.

> 3. Do you fear complexity? 

It it is unnecessary and just creates barriers without adding any actual functionality that it is damaging.

> 4. Do you fear losing control over MathML? 

Well one should distinguish two things, first is when there is alternative development that may take some of the MathMLs share and in this way affect usage of MathML on web, ECMA OMML comes to mind and I assume we are not particularly happy with having two standards, but this does not interrupt our work on MathML, we can continue work and improve something. Second is when someone hijacks markup and operates on the same frequency creating major interference problems, this is damaging and unacceptable as blasts community from inside and interrupts ongoing work.

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Received on Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:16:16 UTC