[whatwg] Vulgar fractions

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Thu Jun 4 01:08:12 PDT 2009

Vulgar fractions should be supported in hypertext markup without recourse to
MathML.  They are vulgar, after all.  Requiring the full-blown math
rendering engine for everyday business activities, cooking and the like is
hardly acceptable for authors that use vulgar fractions for quantities and
prices (the latter perhaps historical) but do not understand much in
mathematics (it is quite possible).
(OTOH, I sort of suspect that this rendering mechanism can be delegated to
CSS because it is a general typesetting mechanism not specific to HTML.)

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