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*Subject*: **Re: [docbook] inline equations**

*From*:**"Bob Stayton" <bobs@sagehill.net>***To*: "Aidan Lister" <aidanis@gmail.com>, <docbook@lists.oasis-open.org>*Date*: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 00:18:09 -0800

As you discovered, inlineequation doesn't permit plain text. Perhaps it should, but it currently doesn't. One solution is to use a phrase element with role="math", and then add a stylesheet customization to format it. Here is the XML: <phrase role="math">Δx = FmΔt</phrase> And here is the XSL: <xsl:template match="phrase[@role = 'math']"> <xsl:call-template name="inline.italicseq"/> </xsl:template> If you don't want italic, then you could just leave out the XSL customization. This only works for simple math that can be expressed as a text string. You could include subscripts and superscripts if needed, but you won't be able to format complex math expressions. Bob Stayton Sagehill Enterprises DocBook Consulting bobs@sagehill.net ----- Original Message ----- From: "Aidan Lister" <aidanis@gmail.com> To: <docbook@lists.oasis-open.org> Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 3:06 AM Subject: [docbook] inline equations Hi List, If I have an inline equation, for example: "The movement of nodes is calculated with the general equation: Δx = FmΔt where Δx is the incremental displacement vector, F is the driving force vector, m is the mobility and Δt is the time increment." I'm unclear as to the markup I should be using within the XML. F, m and dt being variables should be wrapped in <varname>? The synopsis for this element points its application more toward programming. Is it still appropriate? What about the equation? Δx = FmΔt. As it's not an image, I can't use <inlineequation> because there would be no graphic element. Is there a better way? Thanks, Aidan

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