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Re: Status of algorithms

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 22:35:03 +0200
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: "Rotan Hanrahan" <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>, public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tt6rgpjp64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 22:24:21 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> wrote:
> 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.

How about:

   Conformance requirements phrased as algorithms or specific steps may
   be implemented in any manner, so long as the end result is equivalent.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Tuesday, 19 June 2007 20:35:11 GMT

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