# Talk:ChangeProposals/removefigure

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## MathML is **NOT** a Graphical Markup Language

This change proposal makes several references to content that the author believes should be contained in a `FIGURE`

element, if such an element is to be retained, listing **MathML** as appropriate content for a `FIGURE`

element. **MathML** is not a graphical markup language, such as **SVG**, but a semantically-based XML-dialect which can be represented in a specific stylized means -- that is, as a mathematical expression -- but a mathematical expression is not a graphic, but a convention for expressing mathematical functions. Note that the **ARIA** `role`

"`math`

" descends from text, not a graphical representation of the mathematical expression.