[whatwg] Mathematics in HTML5
White Lynx
whitelynx at operamail.com
Thu Jun 8 07:08:43 PDT 2006
Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
>>> What exactly is a formula?
>
> > If you ask this question from the point of view of browser developer or
> > browser itself, then the answer is simple <formula>2 + 2 = 4</formula> is
> > formula, while 2 + 2 = 4 is plain text. If you ask it from the point of
> > view of mathematician or philosopher then it is rather rythorical
> > question.
>
> I'm asking this from the point of view of a document author. When should
> an author use a formula and when is plain text enough?
I think it should be up to author, if (s|h)e is happy with plain text notations
then it is Ok to use them, if however explicit math markup is desired then
<formula>2 + 2 = 4</formula> is the way to go.
However personally I don't like the idea of mixing different notations in one document.
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