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[LC Review]

From: Robert Orosz <roboro@auto-trol.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 17:19:50 -0600
Message-ID: <BC0ED9AF75BE394D8256087283FD9887BA7F0C@is3a.auto-trol.com>
To: "'public-webcgm@w3.org'" <public-webcgm@w3.org>

T.14.4 and T.14.5 of the WebCGM 2.1 profile specify the maximum lengths of
graphical and non-graphical text strings respectively. Unfortunately, the
limits are given in bytes. This unfairly penalizes users who choose UTF-16
character encoding for their text strings. Their limit is half the number of
characters that a user choosing ISO Latin1 gets.

An example of the impact this has is in the Metafile Description. Our
software does not output a Date substring if the user chooses UTF-16
character encoding for non-graphical text strings because doing so would
violate the (byte) limit specified in T.14.5.



Rob Orosz
Senior Software Engineer
Auto-trol Technology
11030 CirclePoint Road
Suite 450
Westminster, CO. 80020
(303) 252-2262
Received on Thursday, 18 September 2008 23:20:28 UTC

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