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Re: sparse matrix support in MathML

From: Max Berger <max@berger.name>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 15:16:26 +0200
Message-ID: <465ECAAA.8060407@berger.name>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
CC: www-math@w3.org
Dear David,

David Carlisle schrieb:
>> - Reuse mtable, mrow, mcolumn (otherwise functionality is duplicated).
> wouldn't you want to use content markup rather than presentation for
> this?

You are right. Assuming display math is for displaying only, and
therefore it wouldn't matter to insert numerous extra <mtd>, the
original idea of introducing a <smatrix> for content markup seems fine
to me. However, I think the ideas of attribute handling are still valid.

Here is an idea for the "rest" of the matrix:

<smatrix columns="4">
    <smatrixelem col="1"><cn>1</cn></smatrixelem>
    <smatrixelem col="2"><cn>2</cn></smatrixelem>
    <smatrixelem col="4"><cn>3</cn></smatrixelem>
    <smatrixelem col="4"><cn>4</cn></smatrixelem>

the "smatrixdefault" element would give the "default" value for all
unspecified elements. If not given, I believe <cn>0</cn> seems like a
good default value. However, one would have to use <smatrixdefault/> to
empty the default element.

> David


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