i concur with this
i can say from experience that running traces through the breakaway area
is problematic
ok for protos maybe
the traces tear and flop around, sometimes peeling way back
for limited production you could dremel a 'wide' area of the trace and
then break away

Dennis Saputelli


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> 
>         I would use a ribbon cable that was previously suggested, or use a
> flex circuit. Running traces to the edge of a board would cause lamination
> and corrosion problems. If the copper is run through the tab and then the
> board is snapped apart that copper track will be exposed on the edge. Also
> there would be no ground or power plane under the tracks, unless it is not a
> multilayer board
>         After removal of the unneeded card it could be possible for those
> tracks to become an unwanted antenna.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Ted
> 
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