[whatwg] Mathematics in HTML5

White Lynx whitelynx at operamail.com
Fri Jun 2 02:58:48 PDT 2006

Hakon Wium Lie wrote:
> I think you make a compelling case for adding math to HTML the simple
> way. Personally, I'm open to adding it to HTML5. How much would it add
> to the specification?

In ISO 12083 Electronic Manuscript Format description of mathematical markup occupies about 7 pages, in our case I expect specification to be slightly larger (let's say about 10-15 pages). It should not take too much space as presentational burden is passed to style sheets, so detailed formatting instructions will not be part of specification. Size of extra DTD will be about 4K in case of plain DTD, if modularized in XHTML 1.1 fashion it will be larger (about 10K).

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