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Re: Error Parsing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 17:58:30 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0410231757360.26459@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 23 Oct 2004, David Woolley wrote:
>> That's mostly because the grammar in the CSS2.1 draft doesn't really 
>> handle the error correction for unexpected EOF cases. A comment really 
>> should be defined as starting with "/*" and ending with "*/" _or_ the EOF. 
>> Similarly for other things like blocks, matched parentheses, etc.
> Which in turn is because the grammar requires properly nested and 
> closed structures, but the obvious intention is that rules be actioned as
> soon as they have been completely read.

Right -- it's definitely intended for CSS to be parsable with no more than 
one character look-ahead, so anything that implies otherwise is most 
probably incorrect.

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