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Re: Status of algorithms

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 15:24:21 -0500
Message-ID: <46783B75.8000704@mit.edu>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Rotan Hanrahan <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>, public-webapi@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> My point is that the algorithms are illustrative, devised specifically 
>> for clarity (as is pointed out in the document), yet the text also 
>> demands that you MUST use the algorithms as outlined.
> 
> They are certainly not illustrative. They are the only way to find out 
> what you need to implement. You MUST follow the algorithm. Not copy it 
> step for step.

You must have a different definition of "follow the algorithm" than I've seen in 
the past...

It sounds like you want to say something like "MUST follow an algorithm which 
produces results that are identical to the following algorithm" or something 
along those lines.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 19 June 2007 20:25:01 GMT

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