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Re: quibbles about the spec

From: Adam Bergkvist <adam.bergkvist@ericsson.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:36:46 +0200
Message-ID: <51B992AE.8080707@ericsson.com>
To: cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>
CC: public-webrtc@w3.org
On 2013-06-12 16:40, cowwoc wrote:
> On 12/06/2013 9:59 AM, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
>> On 06/10/2013 02:27 PM, Adam Bergkvist wrote:
>>> Thanks Jim for taking the time to review. Comments inline.
>>>
>>> On 2013-06-06 21:28, Jim Barnett wrote:
>>>> Adam,
>>>>
>>>>    Here are a few nits from the latest editor’s draft.
>>>>
>>>> In section 4.3.1, we have:
>>>>
>>>> ·  Return connection, but continue these steps asynchronously.
>>>>
>>>> ·  Await a stable state. The synchronous section consists of the
>>>> remaining steps of this algorithm.
>>>>
>>>>  >> Should the second bullet item say “The asynchronous section…”?
>>>
>>> This is a bit messy. The async section was a central part of the
>>> pre-JSEP API constructor, but I think it's pretty much non-existent
>>> in the current version. We need to do some cleaning here.
>>
>> I think this is terminology from HTML5 - that spec seems to
>> consistently refer to a "synchronous section" when it talks about
>> sections that are being executed asynchronously.
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/single-page.html#synchronous-section
>>
>> Personally, I find that terminology almighty confusing - but there's
>> value in using the same terminology, so that people only have to get
>> used to the terminology once.
>>
>>
>>
>
> The HTML5 document never actually defines what a synchronous section
> means. It just uses it as part of a sentence, and you're doing the same.
> In both cases I have no idea what the writer is trying to convey.
>
> I'm with Jim on this one: find a another way to convey this idea, or
> formally define what a synchronous section means. (And frankly, the
> HTML5 guys should do the same) ;)

It's really not a problem since we don't have a sync section anymore. 
The step that says that "The synchronous section consists of the 
remaining steps of this algorithm." is indeed the last step.

I can take an action to clean it up.

/Adam
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