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Re: ZIP-based packages and URI references into them ODF proposal

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 14:16:13 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0812301415080.12643@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 30 Dec 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Tue, 30 Dec 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > > Does the spec specify how to parse or serialize a future element called
> > > "foobar"?
> > 
> > Yes.
> 
> OK, where, specifically, is the serialization defined?

It's not allowed.


> > (The parsing algorithm might change in a future version, of course; 
> > that's the problem with a having a syntax that isn't self-descriptive, 
> > like XML, or forwards-compatible, like CSS. There's not much we can do 
> > about that.)
> 
> If the parsing section changes, will it affect serialization? Meaning, 
> will it break existing producers?

Yes.


> > > > > That's a very verbose way to state "must ignore unknown values".
> > > >
> > > > It's a precise way of saying it, that leaves nothing ambiguous. 
> > > > That's the whole point.
> > >
> > > I think the same precision can be reached with less verbosity.
> > 
> > Oh, well, I'm sure it can be said more tersely, sure. (Just out of 
> > interest, how would you phrase it?)
> 
> I'd try to reduce repetition.

I thought I had tried to reduce repetition. Could you show the text you 
would use? If it is better, I should use it in HTML5 for equivalent 
passages.

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