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Re: [SVG] assigning to currentScale

From: Jonathan Watt <jonathan.watt@strath.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 13:24:48 +0100
Message-ID: <432FFF90.5000503@strath.ac.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org
CC: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>

Jim Ley wrote:
> "Jonathan Watt" <jonathan.watt@strath.ac.uk> wrote in message 
> news:432F830C.3070409@strath.ac.uk...
>>Jim Ley wrote:
>>>"Jonathan Watt" <jonathan.watt@strath.ac.uk> wrote in message I don't see 
>>>what is actually broken in the spec, the spec doesn't place a limit, 
>>>placing a limit is something you're going to have to do for 
>>>implementation reasons, but that's not an actual spec problem, simply one 
>>>in your implementation.
>>This assumes that option 2 is unacceptable.
> It is, it violates the specification, setting currentTranslate.x does not 
> throw an error, this change cannot be introduced by an errata, as it's not 
> an error in the specification.

I don't see how it violates the specification. I haven't seen anything 
to say that implementations "must not throw errors except as described 
in this and other applicable recommendations".

>>Silently clamping is my prefered option too. I'm asking the WG to formally 
>>clarify that it is also their prefered option though.
> There's no sensible way they can have option 2, so I don't think it matters 
> much, and I certainly don't see the point of an errata introducing advisory 
> text, there's no error in the spec in the case of option 1, and advisory 
> text belongs in tutorials etc. 

Information like this frequently doesn't make it into tutorials. 
Including it in future recs and errata raises the chances of that 
happening I would hope.
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