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Re: [SVGMobile12] SVGT12-207: No conformance criteria for how to parse attribute values

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 11:31:34 +0100
Message-Id: <92A75110-FA33-42C3-946B-2CDEF9DCFAF6@expway.fr>
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, www-svg@w3.org
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

Hi Ian,

On Dec 21, 2005, at 22:15, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> xxx>> How should multiple commas in a row be parsed?
>> Please see the following line of the EBNF
>> comma-wsp:
>>     (wsp+ comma? wsp*) | (comma wsp*)
> This says that multiple commas don't match the grammar, it doesn't  
> say how
> to handle them if they are there. (However, if it is the intention, as
> noted below, that rendering UAs should include conformance  
> checkers, then
> I accept that the processing of multiple commas is defined.)

Generally the error handling is specified on the attributes, not on  
the data types. Unless otherwise noted, when an attribute holds a  
value that is incorrect it is treated as if it hadn't been specified.  
The behaviour then depends on what the default value is.

Robin Berjon
    Senior Research Scientist
    Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Thursday, 22 December 2005 10:31:52 UTC

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