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Re: [css3-lists] of lists and castles

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:34:27 -0700 (PDT)
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Message-ID: <2020433504.134358.1303785267415.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
> > You could set an explicit conformance limit, and note in the
> > algorithm wrinkles and steps 'for those wanting extra credit'. 
> > It's not harmful to document a robust and general algorithm, after
> > all, just put "Note; this part is only needed for numbers >X, and
> > X>9999 (the conformance limit)"
> 
> It is harmful, however, to have MAY requirements if they're not
> strictly necessary.  Unless there's a very good reason, every
> requirement should either be a MUST or shouldn't exist at all.  So
> I'd rather have a solid strategy and just spec that.

Completely agree!

John Daggett
Received on Tuesday, 26 April 2011 02:34:55 GMT

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