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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Re: Transforming SGML

On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 08:15:30AM -0500, Norman Walsh wrote:
> / Josef Karthauser <joe@tao.org.uk> was heard to say:
> | For matter of interest why was a fileref added to the equation elements
> | in the first place?  What was the rational behind it?
> There's no fileref on the equation elements themselves, only on the
> graphic elements. At the time we added equations to DocBook, there was
> no markup for mathematics, so the only alternative was to allow
> graphics for the equation content.

Is it worth revising for a future revision?  I note that the mathml
extension makes the graphic optional - perhaps that's worth considering
in general.


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