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   Re: [xml-dev] RE: The Best Technologies Don't Win

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Henri Sivonen said:
> On Jul 15, 2006, at 16:31, <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>
> <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com> wrote:
>> The WHATWG specification
> ...
>> and MathML was strongly rejected and after eliminated (recom.) from
>> the spec.
> I think the readers of xml-dev shouldn't jump to any conclusions
> based on Juan R.'s characterization of the discussion on the WHAT WG
> list.

I did a search of the editor's comment i was refering to above an already
find it.

After discussion on MathML capabilities and poposal for HTML5-Math
(without MathML) the WHATWG editor said:

>> WHATWG doesn't have a position on this -- different contributors have
>> different opinions, and no clear consensus is being reached as far as
>> I can tell.

I next added:

> It has been taken one! The draft of the specification recommends the
> usage of MathML for mathematics.

And editor's replied:

> Hm, good point. This wasn't particularly intentional. Fixed.

And then the "strong" recommendation to use of MathML in (X)HTML5 was
eliminated from the current draft of the spec. Now people can choose and
use the markup they prefer to mathematical encoding and rendering :-)


> --
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen@iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/


Juan R.



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