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Re: Displaystyle and mtable

From: Frédéric WANG <fred.wang@free.fr>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:59:13 +0200
Message-ID: <53987CD1.8060602@free.fr>
To: www-math@w3.org
Le 11/06/2014 17:42, Davide P. Cervone a écrit :
>> The attribute table for mtable lists displaystyle as having default value of "false" (rather than "inherited") and the wording in prior versions of mathml that did not have these tables was I believe consistent with that.  So I think the intention has always been that the default for mtable is like that of latex array and  cells should use inline math unless displaystype=true is  explicitly set on the mtable (or individual cell)
> OK, fair enough.  I will look into changing that in MathJax.
That makes sense, however I don't know whether it's a good idea or not, 
since someone already complained on 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1011237 and I suspect 
MathJax and other LaTeX-to-MathML converters assume that mtable does not 
set displaystyle to "false". Alignment features are only implemented in 
MathPlayer and so most people use mtable to implement things like

\begin{align*}
\int_a^b f(x) &= ... \\
    &= ...
\end{align*}

where we expect the content to inherit displaystyle. In any case, it 
seems that the spec should be clarified.

-- 
Frédéric Wang
maths-informatique-jeux.com/blog/frederic
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