Posted to Emissions Forum on 6/11/2013
Re: New license bar codes
Hmmm ... interesting.
I don't have the fancy equipment that you used, and I have
no doubt that you are speaking from experience, but I do
wonder why the software engineer chose 'A' and 'L' for field
delimiters, since either of them can appear in the VIN or
the License. VINs less than 17 chars and Licenses less than
seven chars would clearly be an invitation for an ambiguous
coding, or at least a more complex parse, which seems silly
when there appear to be plenty of non-alphanumeric choices.
Oh well ... maybe it's just because I don't know the real
history behind it.
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