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Re: Status of algorithms

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 02:57:40 +0200
To: "Rotan Hanrahan" <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>
Cc: "Web API public" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tt8yaemrwxe0ny@widsith.lan>

On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 23:39:41 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  
wrote:

> On Jun 19, 2007, at 2:03 PM, Rotan Hanrahan wrote:

>> I propose that the text that introduces an algorithm in the normative  
>> section be phrased something like the following (based on an idea  
>> suggested in Anne's most recent email to this list):
>>
>> "The value of the text response entity body MUST be determined by the  
>> agent as if it had run the following algorithm:"

> I think saying "as if" is good for total avoidance of ambiguity.

I agree. I think that this proposed wording reads more clearly in english  
than the alternatives I have seen so far.

cheers

Chaals

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