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[Bug 10879] Including "impossible" requirements even as a SHOULD is unnecessary

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 19:05:31 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
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         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-09-30 19:05:31 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: 

It's a SHOULD because it is possible to make serious inroads into implementing
this requirement, it's just that there are always going to be limits to how far
one can go. For example, one could execute the page and spam the page with user
interaction events, while monitoring the DOM for validity. However, if a bug
occurs only with particular combinations of values, it's possible that the
failure case will never be reached.

So in conclusion, I think "SHOULD" is actually appropriate here, even if, as
the spec says, it's impossible to do a perfect job.

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