[l2h] Inline math cropping

Jean-Pierre.Chretien Jean-Pierre.Chretien at cert.fr
Thu Mar 4 08:35:34 CET 2004

>>The issue was discussed on this last, back in Nov/Dec 2003.
>>Here is the message which mentions the Mozilla bug-report:
>>The latest Mozilla and Firefox do *not* yet have it fixed;
>>at least not for Macintosh --- I downloaded both yesterday.
>>Here's the bugzilla entry.
>>      http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=192077
>>The status there is not yet 'fixed'.
>>It is acknowledged there that the strategy (as used by LaTeX2HTML)
>>is correct according to the HTML 4.0 (and earlier) recommendations.
>>Hope this helps,

I've parsed the comments on the bug, and I'm suprised that it needs
such a discussion to convince developers that compatibility should
be preserved (i.e. what was correct with Netscape 3 should work alike with
Mozilla 1.5).

I have some documents with math which have been translated long ago
(and which are not in the top 100 sites, alas).
Should I understand from this discussion that I should re-translate
or filter these documents once the bug is fixed ?
I thought (and claimed frequently to encourage use of HTML
as a text formatter) that HTML solved long term portability
of documents. The discussion is a bit disappointing from this
point of view.

Besides, I don't find the css workaround very satisfactory.
What about people desactivating css in their browser ?
IMHO, HTML *should* give a readable result with the *simplest* 
browser configuration. Having inline images nor properly aligned
is simply *not* readable, thus not publishable.

Should I insist by adding a new comment to the bug ? I strongly
support comment 17.


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