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

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--- Comment #7 from Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com> 2011-09-16 12:02:41 UTC ---
Whether or not "-->" is a magic piece of syntax is really orthogonal to the
issue here. After a blank line, just treat each line that does not contain
"-->" as the id line, effectively using the last line before the timing line as
the id.

In general, I think we should make the parser as lax as possible without
sacrificing useful extensibility surface. If cues or part of cues are dropped
because of syntax errors, it's very likely that this will go unnoticed, since
you typically won't be proof-watching the entire captions after making edits.
We discussed more issues like this at OVC and will probably be filing bugs to
relax the constrains on the timing format, unclosed left angle brackets (<) and
perhaps & escapes. (This goes against my earlier insistence on not allowing
commas as the decimal separator, at that time I wasn't really considering hand

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