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

> 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