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> I had posted the note in part because while I had earlier been
> concerned that people that do math couldn't get by without MathML in
> titles, David pointed out there are workarounds.
Of course, and workarounds are fine for searching. When the reference
appears in print you'd want titles properly formatted.
> > 1. Displaying the text content without the markup, with
> > the users' guidelines to the effect that any inline markup scheme
> > should
> > leave intelligible text when the tags are removed.
> So do as XML parsers and XSLT processor do by default?
Actually, I can't remember if the default XSL templates output text
inside elements or all text nodes (i.e. including attribute values,
which is not what I had in mind).
> I confess I don't quite understand #2. You're proposing escaped
> markup? Why?
It's what is done already with TeX: the markup is left as is, visible
to the user. The escaping is for Web pages, Docbook, etc. Plain text
output would not need escapes.
> > 3. Alternate text.
> Not following here.
E.g. the alt attribute in HTML's <img> element, or the <textobject>
element in Docbook, used as fallback when the other children of
<mediaobject> aren't available/intelligible. Like:
<mods:title alt="plain text"><rich/> text</mods:title>
<mods:plain>Blah blah blah</mods:plain>