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8.1.3 Data Sequence

The table is constructed from a two-dimensional array of ASCII  characters. The row length and the number of rows shall be those specified, respectively, by the NAXIS1  and NAXIS2  keywords of the associated header records. The number of characters in a row and the number of rows in the table shall determine the size of the character array. Every row in the array shall have the same number of characters. The first character of the first row shall be at the start of the record immediately following the last header record. The first character of subsequent rows shall follow immediately the character at the end of the previous row, independent of the record structure. The positions in the last data record after the last character of the last row of the data array shall be filled  with ASCII blanks.