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RE: Backwards compatibility of new selectors (was: Color

From: Andrew n marshall <amarshal@usc.edu>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 05:29:48 -0800
Message-ID: <01BD0075.D96217A0.amarshal@usc.edu>
To: "'Douglas Rand'" <drand@sgi.com>
Cc: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wednesday, December 03, 1997 1:24 PM, Douglas Rand [SMTP:drand@sgi.com] wrote:
> Not true.  Please think this through more carefully.  What sorts
> of mistakes could adding funky characters like '/' and '~' create
> in parsers and lexers?  I'd claim that the worst case is dramatically
> badly formatted output or actual crashes when something goes completely
> wrong.

Can you give any example of this? It would dramatically strengthen your case.

Andrew n marshall
  student - artist - programmer
      "Everyone a mentor,  Everyone a pupil"
Received on Thursday, 4 December 1997 08:26:58 UTC

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