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[webvtt] more formal grammar? [I18N-ISSUE-424]

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:18:30 +0000
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I18N comment: http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/424


http://www.w3.org/TR/webvtt1/#webvtt-file-structure


The document structure is described as a sequence of prose. Wouldn't it be better to describe it as a grammar using an established syntax such as ABNF, EBNF, or railroad diagrams? Our WG found the document much harder to comprehend that it might otherwise have been.

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Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Amazon Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N WG)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

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