When an <equation-inline> element has multiple direct child elements, each child represents an alternative form of the equation. Processors are free to choose the form or forms that they use in deliverables. For example, if there is both an image and MathML markup, an HTML-generating processor could output both the image reference and the MathML with appropriate HTML @class or @id values to enable dynamic showing or hiding of one form or the other based on browser capability.
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
+ topic/ph equation-d/equation-inline
The following example contains a paragraph that contains an <equation-inline> element with MathML markup:
<p>MathML inline: <equation-inline> <mathml> <m:math display='inline'> <m:semantics> <m:mrow> <m:msqrt> <m:mrow> <m:msup> <m:mi>a</m:mi> <m:mn>2</m:mn> </m:msup> <m:mo>+</m:mo><m:msup> <m:mi>b</m:mi> <m:mn>2</m:mn> </m:msup> </m:mrow> </m:msqrt> </m:mrow> </m:semantics> </m:math> </mathml> </equation-inline></p>
The following example contains an <equation-inline> element that uses an image as its content:
<p>An inline equation that contains an image: <equation-inline> <image keyref="equation-image-01"> <alt>a squared plus b squared.</alt> </image> </equation-inline></p>