[tei-council] Fwd: bug report for Council, if you like

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mon Oct 4 17:42:03 EDT 2010

On 4 Oct 2010, at 20:53, Martin Holmes wrote:

> a) Require that the last component of a polygon be identical to the 
> first, thus closing the polygon, and deem the attribute value invalid if 
> this is not the case; or
> b) Deem any attribute value whose final coordinate is not identical to 
> its first to be closed anyway, thus assuming the existence of the final 
> point where it is not explicit; or
> c) Allow that some shapes may not be closed (in other words, they may be 
> paths), and therefore assume that any shape not explicitly closed is open.

My inclination is b), for common sense. If we need to add paths later, we can do
so, but at the moment we are dealing with enclosing shapes.

I think the "close all paths" rule is fairly common and unlikely to surprise anyone.
Its also the way SVG polygons work, which is our model.
Sebastian Rahtz      
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