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Re: making comma-wsp optional between points list coordinates

From: Juergen Roethig <roethig@dhbw-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 16:20:18 +0100
Message-ID: <54D4DBB2.5090506@dhbw-karlsruhe.de>
To: <www-svg@w3.org>
Hello world,

consistency with other cases is always a good argument for a change. But 
in this case, I would have proposed to have a consistency to a notation 
which is _readable_, and _intuitively_ _understandable_ by _humans_ 
instead of allowing notations like "1.5.3-1,.2-.7e1.2.3" in any case, 
meaning something like a sequence of six or seven numbers (and even the 
experts in this thread were not consistent in their opinion whether 
these are six or seven numbers). SVG should be a language which is able 
to be read and understood (besides being authored) by humans, not only 
by machines - otherwise one might define SVG as a binary coded format 
instead of a textual one in order to save some amount of bytes (if this 
might be the reason to allow such horrible notations of sequences of 
numbers).

Juergen Roethig
Received on Friday, 6 February 2015 15:21:05 UTC

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