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Re: Operator Dictionary MathML 2 vs. MathML 3

From: Frédéric WANG <fred.wang@free.fr>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:56:50 +0200
Message-ID: <4ABA3732.20304@free.fr>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
CC: www-math@w3.org
OK. I ask this question because I'm working on a patch to improve 
stretching of operator in Firefox. My opinion is that Integral should 
stretch by default but not Sum. I attach a screenshot that shows this. 
 From top to bottom: the result I expect (screenshot of Amaya), Firefox 
with patch applied, Firefox with patch applied + preservation of aspect 
> Certainly it is inconsistent, thanks for pointing that out.
> The next draft of MathML3 is on the verge of publication and frozen for
> internal testing, so I'll make sure that this is logged as an error on
> the next draft.
> My recollection is that it was decided that it was an error to have
> these stretchy by default, TeX and Word dont stretch these by default
> (although in both cases they can be made to stretch given suitable
> fonts) and it was thought that MathML should follow this precedent. I'll
> check with the WG that this is the case...
> David

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