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Re: feedback on use cases and requirements

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 00:45:14 +1000
Message-ID: <2c0e02830908220745r7eb33c2dga344ae38f52801a5@mail.gmail.com>
To: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Cc: Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>, Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>
2009/8/22 RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>:
> Dear Silvia,
>> Ah, excellent. Thanks. I'm happy to adapt the one I used to this
>> unless there are objections.
> I do *not* object :-) Silvia, could you update both the Syntax wiki page and
> the spec doc in the cvs? I have also added this item on our agenda for next
> week telecon, so we could all endorse this change.
>> BTW: I think HTML5 does not believe in ABNF. They also do not believe
>> in DTD or XML schema specifications. They just want text. I think
>> that's unfortunate, but that's just me. :-)
> Strange! There is added value of having a formal grammar for syntax, and
> especially for developers who can get parsers automatically generated from
> the grammar.

I'm told that formal grammar cannot capture all of the HTML5 rules, so
it's seen as useless to try.

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