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Gregor N. Purdy
February 28, 2004 11:59
Re: Exegesis 7: Overflow Fields
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Smylers --

So, what I'm looking for is more explicit phrasing around "immediately
above". In the example, the column range for the overflow field is
exactly the same as that of the $method field in the prior "picture".
But, what does it do if it doesn't match *exactly*? Is it an error,
does it have some heuristics to guess? What are the edge cases?


-- Gregor

On Sat, 2004-02-28 at 07:39, Smylers wrote:
> Gregor N. Purdy writes:
> > In "And now at length they overflow their banks." its not clear
> > how an overflow field gets tied to its initial non-overflow field.
> > In the recipe example given, how does it know to go with the
> > $method field instead of the $prep_time field?
> The definition given is:
>   An overflow field automagically duplicates the field specification
>   immediately above it.
> The method field is immediately above the overflow field; the
> preparation time field isn't.
> Smylers
Gregor Purdy                  
Focus Research, Inc.     

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