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Re: Access-Control: Proposed restructuring

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 21:51:21 +0000
Message-ID: <478E7C59.3000100@cam.ac.uk>
To: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "WAF WG (public)" <public-appformats@w3.org>

David Orchard wrote:
> Well, what I meant was that I don't know what down to earth means in
> this context, namely for writing a spec.  Down to earth applied to a
> policy language specification is absurd.  We need a language that is
> unambigous and clear to get to interoperable implementations.
FWIW I found Ian's use of English prose in the HTML 5 parsing spec to be 
clear and helpful in producing an implementation. There are now multiple 
implementations of that spec which are believed to have good 
interoperability (they all pass a common test suite of moderate size).

I have not reviewed the relevant section of the Access Control spec in 
enough detail to know whether it is currently as clear as HTML 5, but I 
see no reason /in principle/ why it could not be made clear enough to 
produce multiple interoperable implementations.
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