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Re: function and impacts (was: @scope and @headers reform)

From: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:04:13 +0100
Message-ID: <e2a28a920809250204o1c9119f0safbeb64908e370ff@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie, "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "James Craig" <jcraig@apple.com>, "Al Gilman" <alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org>, "Chris Wilson" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org

2008/9/25 Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>:
> Regardless of how common this is, if headers cells can be chained AND
> authors can add arbitrary header associations, it is *possible* to construct
> a cyclic header chain. A proper spec must, then, define in detail what an
> agent is to do with cycles. (What does existing client software do, btw?)

If cell A is a header indicating that cell B is its header, and cell B
is a header indicating that cell A is its header ...

If you're in cell A and request the headers, it will announce cell B
as the header; if you're in cell B and request the headers, it will
announce cell A as the header.


Gez


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