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Re: menclose: several values in the "notation" attribute

From: Neil Soiffer <Neils@dessci.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:09:02 -0800
Message-ID: <d98bce170811151309k2cd8dacag195b1591a831819d@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Frédéric WANG" <fred.wang@free.fr>
Cc: "Bruce Miller" <bruce.miller@nist.gov>, www-math@w3.org
I'll add a statement to the spec to make it clearer about overlap/nesting.

As for what a renderer should do when they don't follow the spec, that is up
the renderer.  Clearly, they should follow the spec as much as possible.

Neil Soiffer
Senior Scientist
Design Science, Inc.
~ Makers of Equation Editor, MathType, MathPlayer and MathFlow ~

On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 1:29 AM, Frédéric WANG <fred.wang@free.fr> wrote:

>  That seems pretty clear to me that all of the values should be rendered.
>   Yes, it is. The issue is rather to understand what to do when the
> renderer can not display some combination of known values (for instance,
> MathPlayer ignores "circle" when is used with "radical" but other renderers
> can behave differently). But I don't think these rules should be indicated
> in the spec.
>   It is maybe less clear that they should overlap, but the paragraphs that
>> give default spacing from the content, so that is pretty strongly implied
>> just as it is in the text above. Is it really necessary to add something
>> that say they should overlap?
>   The only examples of combined values is "circle horizontalstrike" or "top
> right" and it is clear that they can't be nested. The issue appears when you
> want to implement something like "circle box" (see screenshot). There is no
> explicit statement about how to deal with this case.
> F. Wang
Received on Saturday, 15 November 2008 21:09:38 UTC

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