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[Bug 12641] New: make dfn for "space characters" visible in the non-implementor view

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Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 05:29:01 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-12641-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12641

           Summary: make dfn for "space characters" visible in the
                    non-implementor view
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: mike@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Problem:

The non-implementor-only view of the spec contains references to the term
"space characters, but readers of the non-implementor view are not provided
with a description of exactly which characters the spec defines as space
characters

The cause is that the current source markup of the spec has class=impl on the
entirety of the "Common parser idioms" subsection of the "Common microsyntaxes"
section of the spec. And that subsection contains the dfn for "space
characters".

Incidentally, the same subsection also contains the dfn's for "White_Space
characters" and "alphanumeric ASCII characters".

Suggestion solution:

Remove the class=impl  on the div wrapping the "Common parser idioms"
subsection, then put class=impl on only those following paragraphs in that
subsection which are actually only relevant to implementors.

I'm not sure if some other non-implementor-only parts of the spec contain
references to "White_Space characters", but if any do, I guess the dfn for that
should be available in the non-implementor view as well.

And as far as "alphanumeric ASCII characters", it seems likely that some
non-implementor-only part of the spec does make reference to that, so probably
it too should not be class=impl

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