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Re: lines too long in S&AS section 2?

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 12:03:00 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20030916.120300.107529809.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: jjc@hpl.hp.com
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Subject: lines too long in S&AS section 2?
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 14:49:34 +0300

> This is an editorial comment on
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-owl-semantics-20030818/syntax.html
> 
> Using Internet Explorer 5.5 I printed off this document in order to make a 
> detailed comparison between the grammar and the one in the Jena 
> implementation.

Hmm.  I seem to remember some comment about not being willing to support
broken browsers.  :-)

> Unfortunately about a dozen lines in the grammar rules were too long and got 
> truncated in the print-out.
> 
> e.g.
> the rule for individual, the axiom for the 'CLass(' construction (both Lite 
> and DL), the second rule for restriction, the first line of both the 
> DatatypeProperty and ObjectProperty rules, th eENumeratedClass rule
> 
> (and some others, which I could detail if helpful).
>
> I have worked around this problem by printing in landscape mode rather than 
> portrait.
> 
> I wonder whether changes in the whitespace in the document might be in order.
> (Or perhaps including a note with the suggestion of landscape mode printing, 
> for those, like me, who use software that does not correct this problem 
> automatically).
> 
> Apologies if this is a duplicate - I have not tracked all comments on S&AS.
> 
> Jeremy

The issue here is determining just how to get EBNF productions into HTML.
I used a simple solution that uses <pre>.  I have fiddled with the
formatting to work when I print out the document, but I do use small fonts.

If someone has a better solution that works for a variety of browsers and
settings, please let me know.

peter
Received on Tuesday, 16 September 2003 12:04:25 GMT

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