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Re: [css3-syntax] Digest of remaining issues from recent discussions

From: Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:20:55 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKCAbMiXCm7jWd1aDBuZXYp5m9WTyt-zKrYD7hS0oZsGb7r4Hg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 1:03 AM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr> wrote:
> 3. Editorial: get rid of ยง3.2.1. "Preprocessing the input stream" by doing
> the same work in the tokenizer?
>
> 4. Editorial: The tokenizer would be nicer (and could be less redundant)
> with a style closer to that of the parser: a bunch of "functions" that call
> each-other rather than a state machine. (Not quite "recursive decent"
> though, there is no recursion.)
>
> 5. Editorial: use more look-ahead to avoid "reconsuming"?
>
> 17. Hash tokens need a new "is a valid ident" for ID selectors. The edit is
> not trivial: if 4. or 5. are to happen, might be better to do this
> afterwards or at the same time.

If it will facilitate discussion, I am happy to draft new language for
section 4 addressing all of the above (it may take me a few days to
get around to it, though).

zw
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