[niso-sts] Using fractions in text

Subject: [niso-sts] Using fractions in text
From: "Dan Berger dberger@xxxxxxxx" <niso-sts-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:00:19 -0000
Hi list - I am trying to figure out how best to deal with numerical fractions
in our standards.

In many cases, there is a character for a fraction, such as =. But in other
cases, such as 7/23 there is no single character. I don't want to do this
<sup>7</sup>/<sub>23</sub> as this doesn't seem semantic. So we were doing the
non-normal fractions as mathML. But then we had inconsistencies in the markup.
So then we went to all math ML for fractions. But since our standards also
have several equations, we ran into the issue of a transform not knowing what
is a fraction and what is an equation. (We are also capturing an eps of all
equations as a backup.) So we considered the idea of adding in an attribute
like this: <inline-formula content-type="fraction">.

My question is what are others doing in this situation? It seems pretty
common, but I am not sure what the best approach is, or what else to

Thank you for your help!


Daniel Berger
Senior Manager of Production
American Water Works Association
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