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Re: [SVGMobile12] Comment: Please give specific error-handling behaviour

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 07:31:14 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200505190631.j4J6VE505056@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org

> And is it better for the user for authors to abuse an error condition but 

In general s/error condition/edge case/ here as constructs with fully
specified behaviours are no longer errors.

> have that render the same everywhere, or for authors to abuse an error 
> condition but only have that render the expected way in the market leader?

A couple of problems this causes are:

1) It results in code that is difficult to understand without knowing
   all the edge case possibilities;
2) there are many applications (I mentioned spam filters, but search
   engines are another example) that want to only have a light weight
   parser and would be forced to have a much fuller one.
Received on Thursday, 19 May 2005 19:33:22 UTC

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