Bug 209693 (linebreaksAroundMath)

Bad line breaks before and after MathML insertions

NEW
Unassigned

Status

()

Core
MathML
P5
normal
14 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: Torsten Bronger, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 3 bugs)

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Points:
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(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [see comment 13], URL)

Attachments

(2 attachments, 6 obsolete attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826

Theoretically, a <mml:math><mml:mi>x</mml:mi></mml:math>-Achse can be broken
into two lines: the "x", and the "-Achse"

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:



Expected Results:  
The whole expression must be kept together.  If non-whitespace is directly
attached to the inline formula, the must not be any break between the
non-whitespace and the formula.

May be related to bug 172819.
(Reporter)

Updated

14 years ago
Summary: Bad line breaks arown MathML insertions → Bad line breaks before and after MathML insertions

Comment 1

13 years ago
Created attachment 151823 [details]
Testcase ...

This is a testcase which demonstrates, that this error has been solved. ...

Updated

13 years ago
Attachment #151823 - Attachment mime type: text/html → application/xhtml+xml
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Comment 3

12 years ago
It's reproducible with Firefox 1.0.7, it's still a bug, it still should be
fixed, and this is a stange method for finding bugs that are worth being fixed
(whatever this means).
QA Contact: ian → mathml
Created attachment 406778 [details]
Test vertical alignement with stretchy ops

In the case symmetric="false", I suppose the vertical bar should have its center aligned with the centers of red mspace's, but here the bottoms are aligned.
Created attachment 406781 [details]
Updated Testcase
Attachment #406778 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Created attachment 406782 [details]
Screenshot of the testcase
(Please ignore comment 4)

I attached an updated testcase and a screenshot that shows that the bug still happens. But is it really a bug? I've not checked what the spec says.

Comment 8

8 years ago
This still happens in firefox 3.5.3 (fedora 11, x86_64).

Is it a bug? Yes; the intent is that <math display="inline"> should
act like any inline element; <math display="block"> like a block element.
The MathML 2 specification perhaps wasn't as explicit about this
as it could have been, but we are hoping the MathML 3 spec
(currently in last call) will be clearer.
Created attachment 407349 [details]
Updated testcase

Sorry, I previously attached the wrong file.
Attachment #406781 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Created attachment 407350 [details]
Testcase, with <math/> replaced by a <span/>
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Created attachment 424860 [details]
Testcase
Attachment #151823 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #406782 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #407349 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #407350 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Created attachment 424861 [details]
Expected result (Amaya)
MathML3:

"Moreover, when the math element is embedded in a larger document, a block math element should be treated as a block element as appropriate for the document type (typically as a new vertical block), whereas an inline math element should be treated as inline (typically exactly as if it were a sequence of words in normal text). In particular, this applies to spacing and linebreaking: for instance, there should not be spaces or line breaks inserted between inline math and any immediately following punctuation."
Assignee: rbs → nobody
Blocks: 534962
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Duplicate of this bug: 422619
BTW, another quite common situation is when the inline math is followed by a punctuation marks. For example a comma or a period can be moved at the beginning of a new line, which is really not expected.

Comment 16

8 years ago
Let me add some real cases, from the journal I work for:

http://pjm.math.berkeley.edu/pjm/2010/244-2/p04.xhtml

In Firefox that the renderer is inconsistent in deciding whether 
to break before or after a relational operator. In TeX, inline math 
breaks after. Also it allows breaks just before the argument of a 
function. Finally (a different bug), the delimiters in the displayed 
equation are sometimes ridiculously large.

In 
http://pjm.math.berkeley.edu/pjm/2009/242-2/p02.xhtml
one can see a break just _after_ a parenthesis.

I would emphasize that the desired solution to this is _not_ to 
add additional tags in the mathml such as nobreak. Mathml is supposed 
to describe the math content, not how it is laid out.  It is the 
browser's job to render it correctly. I assume this is possible in 
the cases above, because TeX is perfectly capable of choosing the 
correct breaks in (say) $(x+y)+z=x+(y+z)$ (with much less verbosity).
(Reporter)

Comment 17

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #16)
> Let me add some real cases, from the journal I work for:
> 
> http://pjm.math.berkeley.edu/pjm/2010/244-2/p04.xhtml
> 
> In Firefox that the renderer is inconsistent in deciding whether 
> to break before or after a relational operator. In TeX, inline math 
> breaks after. Also it allows breaks just before the argument of a 
> function. Finally (a different bug), the delimiters in the displayed 
> equation are sometimes ridiculously large.
> 
> In 
> http://pjm.math.berkeley.edu/pjm/2009/242-2/p02.xhtml
> one can see a break just _after_ a parenthesis.

Okay, but this is another bug.  What you desire is better line breaks *within* the inline MathML.  This is probably even a very different place in the source code.
> Okay, but this is another bug.  What you desire is better line breaks *within*
> the inline MathML.  This is probably even a very different place in the source
> code.

Right, this is what Matthew reported in bug 508120 (that I've just renamed to make clear it is about line break within MathML formulas)
No longer blocks: 534962
Blocks: 687809
Alias: linebreaksAroundMath
Blocks: 206152, 534959
Whiteboard: [see comment 13]
Priority: -- → P5
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