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Re: block-based parsing?

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 20:54:17 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200509131954.j8DJsHe00654@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> Namely, such a rule would require a parser to skip the entire block
> contained into the @mustUnderstand scope if there is at least one rule
> it can't parse or containing a property it doesn't know.

As well as the other points that have been made, this rule doesn't work
as parsers often know more of the grammar than they can implement in 
the rendering.

The problem with rendering based rules is that marketing people will
tend to take a liberal view of conformance (and put a low priority on
fixing automated conformance claims) whereas people wanting all or 
nothing type processing often want a very strict interpretation.
Received on Wednesday, 14 September 2005 04:40:28 UTC

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