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Re: We need a EBNF spec

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 09:25:01 +0100
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: spec-prod@w3.org, www-qa@w3.org
Message-Id: <1136795101.5856.131.camel@cumulustier>
Hi Bjoern,

Le lundi 09 janvier 2006 à 07:46 +0100, Bjoern Hoehrmann a écrit :
> I think that a complete stand-alone reference for this format will
> encourage more working groups to make use of it rather than no formal
> grammar or some other format instead, encourage to make normative
> reference to it rather than copy and paste some extended subsets across
> multiple technical reports, encourage tool development around EBNF which
> will then help to verify the technical reports, which in turn further
> encourages making use of it.

A very interesting suggestion, indeed.

>  It will also help me to introduce {min,max}
> quantifiers into EBNF.
> 
> Writing the specification should be an easy mostly copy'n'paste job.

Would you mind draft such a document, then? The QA IG could certainly
publish it as a Note after some review time.

Dom
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