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RE: [CSS21] WD 4.1: longest match clarification

From: John Jansen <John.Jansen@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:47:24 +0000
To: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C340671BECD4364E8F9EBA27E8E231322DF8CFE3@DF-M14-04.exchange.corp.microsoft.com>
Thank you for your feedback. The CSSWG resolved not to make these changes to the CSS 2.1 specification[1]. We will be reevaluating this issue for errata and future versions of CSS. 

Please respond before 18 March, 2011 if you do not accept the current resolution.

[1] http://w3.org/TR/CSS

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Peter Moulder
> Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 9:01 AM
> To: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: [CSS21] WD 4.1: longest match clarification
> 
> 4.1.1 Tokenization:
> 
>   For the "longest match", I suggest adding the example
>   that `red-->' parses as IDENT `red--' followed by DELIM `>',
>   rather than as IDENT,CDC.
>   (The intent of adding this example is to clarify that the "longest
>   match" rule applies to an earlier token even when that results
>   in a shorter subsequent token.)
> 
>   (Low importance change: I don't think this clarification affects
>   what C/C++ programmers would implement for the normal
>   "full parse of the whole stylesheet" case.  It might affect
>   the implementation of searching for a particular token, for
>   ancillary parsing tasks as associated with scripting languages.)
> 
> pjrm.
> 
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