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[Bug 13943] The "bad cue" handling is stricter than it should be

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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 22:19:47 +0000
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--- Comment #6 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-09-14 22:19:46 UTC ---
Right now we can add comment blocks that can come anywhere in the file by using
syntax like:

this is a comment
even if it includes
timing lines like 
00:00.000 --> 00:01.000
this; comment block
ends at next newline.

Or we can add default settings blocks, which can come anywhere in the file. For
example, here we have a hypothetical default block which sets the defaults for
the first hour and the second hour of the file:

00:00.000 --> 01:00.000
01:00.000 --> 02:00.000

I don't understand why this extensibility would be less valuable than
recovering from cases where a user has accidentally given two IDs to a cue. How
common is that going to be, realistically speaking? It seems like a very odd
error to optimise for.

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