[NTG-context] mml

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Mar 30 21:09:40 CEST 2006

Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> nico wrote:
>> So, the behaviour should not be different when using an entity name and  
>> the corresponding unicode value. Imagine some XML tool processing an  
>> original XML mathml code containing an entity name, and simply expanding  
>> the entity according the MathML DTD. I think that processing the original  
>> and the expanded code should give the same result.
> I just reread that bit, and you are right (of course you knew
> that already, sorry).
> Unfortunately, the use of bare character entities makes it quite a
> bit harder to implement mathml. Essentially, the top-level mathml
> element would have to redefine (and remember, for embedded non-mathml)
> lots and lots of 'normal' tex stuff.
indeed (preprocessing such an xml doc makes sense then)

somehow i got the impression that many of those standards are not written with an implementation in mind 


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