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Re: MathML-in-HTML5

From: <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 05:47:46 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <3286.>
To: <www-math@w3.org>

White Lynx said:

>> they could draw many of OMML since the markup is really CSS
>> friendly: sub and sup into msubsup, num and den into frac etcetera.
> Well, basically it is as CSS friendly as MathML. Some constructions are
> more CSS friendly in OMML (fractions, overscripts, maybe prescripts,
> radicals) some are less (nary, properties specified in the way that
> can not be accessed using CSS selectors). Certain subset will work in
> XML+CSS, but the same functionality can be gained through appropriate
> MathML profile. So in this respect differences between the two are not
> tangible.

Sure that OMML was not designed to be rendered via CSS, but sure also that
the format is more DOM and CSS friendly than MathML in many aspects:
prescripts before base, explicit tagging (instead MathML by position
calls),  prefix formats instead inline mstyles, etc.

> In addition I fear that if Microsoft will push OMML as a math
> markup for web then we will rather get bunch of WordML "pages" instead
> of XHTML+OMML. So it is not necessary good for web as such.

Outlook 2007 also got OMML math facilities. Therefore, you can also
interchange mathematical equations via email with colleagues.

Juan R.

Received on Thursday, 12 October 2006 12:48:05 UTC

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