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Re: "HTML5 microsyntaxes instead of XSD datatypes"

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 19:13:28 +0100
Cc: Henry Thompson <ht@w3.org>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2D565DAB-CB47-40F3-A66A-2CAA7F5E0C6D@googlemail.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>

On 2 Apr 2008, at 18:53, Dan Connolly wrote:

> Please help me remember to follow up; i.e. find
> test cases that distinguish the two designs and find out
> what requirements, if any, motivate the differences.

Sorry for jumping in on this like this (I saw this on -archive), but  
the answer is the normal one: there is a large amount of content that  
relies on the existing algorithms. There are known bugs in the  
algorithms, but I do have tests for what is currently there (at least  
for the numeric ones) at <http://hg.gsnedders.com/php-html-5-direct/file/tip/tests/numbersTest 
 > (see the README file in the same folder for more info).

I'd massively dislike to see HTML 5 using different algorithms in  
different places, so I firmly believe we should just stick with one  
algorithm everywhere, which due to the afore mentioned already  
deployed content, must be similar to what we already have.

Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Wednesday, 2 April 2008 18:14:44 UTC

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