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Re: [selectors] feedback

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:35:37 +0100
Message-ID: <53597599.4020300@exyr.org>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 24/04/2014 20:39, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 9:22 AM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org> wrote:
>> On 18/04/2014 19:09, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>> I plan to rewrite the parsing section into a Syntax-style parser, at
>>> which point it would have the same structure as Syntax wrt "parse a
>>> foo" algorithms.  Would that work?
>>
>> Why is this desirable?
>>
>> As far as I can tell, the reason Syntax moved away from a grammar was to be
>> able to precisely define non-trivial error handling behaviors. But the error
>> handling of Selectors *is* trivial: if the input does not match the grammar,
>> it’s invalid. Done.
>>
>> When it makes sense and is sufficiently precise, I’d prefer to have a
>> concise grammar than an algorithm written in English.
>
> Yeah, I thought about this more, and decided that just using CSS-style
> grammar instead of Bison-style would be sufficient.

Sounds good.

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Simon Sapin
Received on Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:36:03 UTC

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