[Bug 10801] Limit the number of iterations in the loops in the AAA


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|REOPENED                    |ASSIGNED

--- Comment #5 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-10-13 18:34:14 UTC ---
In practice, the limits have in fact been increasing over time (once or twice a
decade currently). However, we could always put the limit in the spec and
increase it there, I guess.

Could you elaborate on what limit you would like to see specified? What should
happen when the loop count has been exceeded? In particular, I'm interested in
what you think should happen if the loop is aborted after some changes have
been made but not all the changes that would be made if it was run to

Is the goal to simply stop creating elements? How would this handle a page like
the ASCII art colour Tux constructed with nothing but one opening <font> per
character, or pages that use nested <em>s for "semantic" tag clouds?

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Received on Wednesday, 13 October 2010 18:34:16 UTC