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Re: [Syntax Level 3]

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:45:21 -0700
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120828224521.GA17115@crum.dbaron.org>
On Tuesday 2012-08-28 17:00 -0400, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 8/28/12 3:37 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> >This isn't hard.  It is, however, inelegant and *useless*.  There is
> >absolutely no reason to allow this, and it would simplify parsers the
> >spec and parsers to disallow it.
> 
> Actually, it would make the Gecko parser more complicated, because
> there would have to be a special "get the next token even if it's a
> comment" tokenizer mode or something.  Right now getting the next
> token can always skip over comments, which it wouldn't be able to do
> with your proposed change.
> 
> So I don't think this is simpler for parsers, in general.  It might
> be simpler for _your_ particular idea of a parser, perhaps.

I would implement it by making '!important' its own token type,
which would be simple enough, and I think indistinguishable.  (I
think it's also a simpler way of describing what Tab proposes than
Tab's way.  I still don't like it, though.)

-David

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