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Re: SVG12: conversion to float vs NaN

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 04:20:54 +0200
To: Nandini Ramani <Nandini.Ramani@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <1923c2dbpq157ruai3mla0fa884rlo5gdo@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Nandini Ramani wrote:
>   Here is the response to your comment at:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2006Mar/0032.html
>
>On looking into this further, JavaScript does return NaN,
>( my earlier response was with reference to Java). In cases where NaN is 
>returned, it will be treated as any other unsupported value.

I do not understand your response. I want to know whether there is any
case in which code like x.getFloatTrait(y) would return something that
is not equivalent to a real number. The answer depends on what

  if requested trait's computed value cannot be converted to a float

means. I do not understand what it means that such a value cannot be
converted to a float (I also do not understand what a trait's computed
value might be). It is unclear to me why this is listed as "The comment
resulted in some discussion, but no change seemed to be asked for", I
would have thought "... please change the draft ..." is clear enough.
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