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[Bug 5793] Editorial: "Act as if" hard to follow

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Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 07:58:19 +0000
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--- Comment #2 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>  2008-06-25 07:58:19 ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> "Act as if" is all over the spec. I prefer writing the spec that way because if
> I ever change what happens at the other end, I have to go and fix a bazillion
> places that refer to it. 

That makes sense.

> What is unclear? What are the various options that you
> think it might mean?

It's not about what it might mean. The effect of a token is split in different
places. This makes it inconvenient to figure out the full effect of the token
by reading the spec on screen. (I gave up on trying to form a merged
understanding directly from the spec. Instead of I wrote code for different
parts of the spec and then merged the code.)

It would help if "act as if 'foo' end tag had been seen" was linked to the
definition of what to do with a 'foo' end tag.


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