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Re: Where do the "default renderings" in spec chapter 4 come from?

From: Christoph Lange <ch.lange@jacobs-university.de>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:12:17 +0100
Message-ID: <b30599d60901130812u7223dc3fi8c78829e8730417a@mail.gmail.com>
To: "David Carlisle" <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Cc: www-math@w3.org, c.mueller@jacobs-university.de
On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 1:28 PM, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk> wrote:
>> Where do these default renderings come from?
> So the answer to the question in the case of mathml2 is that the choice
> of notation is at the editorial discretion of whoever was editing the
> file at the time, in consultation with the working group members (at
> that time).
> … the notation given is probably, in the mind of a
> probable editor, the most commonly used notation in the country in which
> the probable editor was probably educated.

Thanks, David, that answers my question.  Actually, I intended to ask
about this process of agreement, not about the technical generation of
the renderings.  Has there ever been a debate on a particular
rendering, e.g. that editor A suggested one rendering that editor B
didn't like?

> Which is why the spec has alwys been explict that these are essentially
> only suggested defaults and that a system may (and systems do) use
> notations.

Sure -- but given the importance of MathML, your "suggestions" do have
a high impact.



Christoph Lange, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Langec, ICQ# 51191833
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