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Re: spec verbosity and algorithms

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 20:31:41 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1001222030560.19587@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 22 Jan 2010, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> > On 1/22/10 11:43 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > > This seems to be equivalent with
> > > 
> > > "Two origins A and B are said to be the same if they are of identical
> > > type (opaque identifier or tuple), and all of their components have
> > > identical values.".
> > 
> > It's not.  Your phrasing makes all opaque identifier origins (which have no
> > "components") the same.
> 
> Of course the intent was to consider that a component.

This kind of discussion is exactly why I always err on the side of 
verbosity. We've seen the results of erring on the side of terseness, 
it's not pretty.

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