Syd Bauman writes:
> So if, in fact, representing the atomic structure of ethanol in your
> markup is what you want, TEI-Lite is probably not the tool you want
> -- we could probably force it into service by using some combination
> of FORMULA, IDENT, IDNO, NUM, and RS. But even there, to properly
> declare FORMULA you'd need to use the full TEI, not Lite. You might
by definition, Dave Pawson is not using Lite, 'cos he is doing dictionaries.
> want to see what the chemists have done with CML, the Chemical Markup
> Language [http://www.xml-cml.org/].
indeed, and use it in its own namespace! oh dang out goes the DTD again.
> At the WWP, the value of rend= that we would use is "sub()". To
why is the default rend="sub()" and not rend="sub", out of interest?
One way to proceed is <hi rend="chemsub">, to allow the renderer a
chance to step in and do the appropriate "subness"
> Alternatively, espicially if you know what your rendering engine will
> eventually be, you could use the supplied TEI mechanism:
> <!NOTATION TeX PUBLIC
> '-//Donald E. Knuth 1983//NOTATION TeX Mathematical Markup//EN'>
> <formula notation="TeX">C$_2$H$_5$OH</formula>
which would, excuse me, be retrograde. the TeX notation is
*presentational*, as bad as <hi rend="sub">2</hi>. Please lets NOT
pretend that TeX is a good abstract markup for math - its a good
*presentation-based* markup for math