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Subject: Quick observation on typically


I am compiling the list of "typically," as well as similarly and usually 
but I ran across one case that should be interesting in light of the 
table/cell discussion earlier today:

> Spreadsheet applications *typically* operate on large tables that have 
> a fixed application dependent row and column number, but may have an 
> unused area. Only the used area of the table is saved in files. When 
> loading a table with empty or incomplete rows into a spreadsheet 
> application, empty rows *typically* introduce a default row (just as 
> in an empty sheet), and incomplete rows are filled with empty cells 
> (just like in an empty sheet).
> All other applications *typically* have fixed size tables. Incomplete 
> rows are basically rendered as if they had the necessary number of 
> empty cells, and the same applies to empty rows. Empty cells 
> *typically* occupy the space of an empty paragraph.
I have added the emphasis and thought this might be relevant in light of 
the used/unused area discussion.

Although I must confess the last sentence: "Empty cells *typically* 
occupy the space of an empty paragraph." does give me pause. ;-)

Hope everyone is at the start of a great week!


Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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