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Re: [Bug 5752] Parsing should be specified for future updates

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 08:01:41 +0900
To: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-ID: <20080614230139.GA15521@sideshowbarker>
Rob,

I note that at this point Hixie has made the following technical
assessment of your proposal:

  These really aren't areas where we have any flexibility to be
  honest. Parsing is an incredibly complex area and the
  constraints within which we have to work are very, very tight.
  The current parsing model was based on extensive research over
  billions of documents and multiple independent implementations
  and I don't see any way that we could change what you are asking
  for.

Are you disagreeing with that on grounds that Hixie is technically
incorrect?

If so, given that Hixie is actually the author the parsing
algorithm, if you disagree with that technical assessment, I think
it is necessary for you show that it's wrong, not for Hixie to
show it's correct -- specifically, you need to demonstrate how we
could change what you are asking for without breaking the parsing
model.

  --Mike

bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org, 2008-06-14 18:58 +0000:

> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5752
> 
> Rob Burns <rob@robburns.com> changed:
> 
>            What    |Removed                     |Added
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>              Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
>          Resolution|WONTFIX                     |
> 
> --- Comment #7 from Rob Burns <rob@robburns.com>  2008-06-14 18:58:06 ---
> I disagree. I'm brining it up here per the request of the chairs

-- 
Michael(tm) Smith
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