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Re: "HTML5 microsyntaxes instead of XSD datatypes"

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 13:41:45 -0500
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
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: <1207161705.12340.169.camel@pav.lan>

On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 19:13 +0100, Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> 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).

Thanks for the pointer to test materials; if you can isolate
any tests where the XSD design would lead to different
results, I'd be much obliged.

Likewise, if you can be more specific about "large
amounts of content".

> 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.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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