Couldn't a line return work instead of a space every 72 characters?
On 12/24/2010 8:12 AM, Steve Slevinski wrote:
> Hi Jonathan,
> Submitting to the IETF requires that code snippets be licensed under
> the BSD. The BSD license allows for free use of the code. You can use
> the specifications and code in any software product. I know that
> Windows, Linux, and Mac all use some BSD licensed code.
> ABNF is Augmented Backus–Naur Form. ABNF defines a grammar that can be
> used to create a parser. Section 4.2 of the document supplies the ABNF
> for SignWriting Interchange. This ABNF grammar can be used to create a
> parser that will read and validate data.
> In my data model, the graphemes do not change size with regards to the
> coordinate space. I do not mix symbols of different size resolutions.
> Reducing or enlarging is done to the entire sign text segment.
> Custom coloring of specific graphemes is not supported in the data
> model. Colors is possible based on rules of category, group, base,
> rotation, or fill.
> Size and color should be handled with some type of markup or style
> sheet rather than with character data. I thought about adding size and
> color (and other ideas) to the data model, but preferred the
> simplicity of straight sign text.
> The dashes in the symbol ID are historical and verbose. I thought
> about shortening the symbol ID but didn't for consistency with our
> other documentation.
> Chunking BSW into lines of 72 characters prevents over long lines from
> causing problems with display when viewing the data. All spacing
> within BSW is irrelevant from a data perspective.
> Thanks for the comments,