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Re: [css-style-attr] SVG WG comments on CSS Styling Attributes Level 1

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 22:30:44 +0200
Message-ID: <19582.47092.875886.141913@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, www-svg@w3.org
Also sprach Boris Zbarsky:

 > > (I also think there should be a way to serialize JS without suddenly
 > > switching notation.)
 > In theory, there is.  It will, generally speaking, produce decimal 
 > numbers with up to 300 digits or so, right?

That sounds exhaustive. There is no way to set the precision? Like "%.2f"?

 > Note that JS will only switch to e-notation for numbers whose absolute 
 > value is more than 10^20 or less than 10^{-6}. [1]  While using decimal 
 > notation for the latter can sort of be ok if they're close to 10^{-6}, 
 > for the 20-digit or more ones it gets pretty silly very fast.

Right. I can't think of a meaningful way of using numbers as small as
10^{-6}. At that stage, most properties would be happy with
zero, I believe.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
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