[whatwg] Mathematics in HTML5

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Jun 22 04:18:34 PDT 2006

Michel Fortin wrote:
> Le 20 juin 2006 à 6:53, Robert O'Callahan a écrit :
>> I would also like to see a complete description of the CSS extensions 
>> required for real high-quality rendering.
> I can't claim this is complete, but two ideas come to my mind right now:

[4 suggestions]

Also, as far as I know (and maybe I am just ignorant), there is no way to deal 
with wrapping of mathematics e.g.

f(x) = ax^4 + bx^3 + cx^2 + dx + e

should wrap to the right of the equals sign as far as possible (i.e. up until 
the point the screen is too narrow) like:

f(x) = ax^4 + bx^3
        + cx^2 + dx
        + e

I'm also not sure there exists a simple mechanism to get multiple lines of 
mathematics to line up on a specified point like:

He + He <-> Be + gamma
Be + He <-> C*
      C*  -> C + gamma

- clearly one could hand tweak this on a case by case basis but it's not ideal.

In addition to those, I'm pretty sure there are also significant character 
spacing issues if you're looking for TeX-quality rendering.

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