[whatwg] Time Parsing

On Mon, 28 Mar 2011, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>   The algorithm to parse a time component contains a bug.
> When parsing the seconds, the spec states:
>   "Collect a sequence of characters that are either characters in the
>    range U+0030 DIGIT ZERO (0) to U+0039 DIGIT NINE (9) or U+002E FULL
>    STOP characters. If the collected sequence has more than one U+002E
>    FULL STOP characters, or if the last character in the sequence is a
>    U+002E FULL STOP character, then fail. Otherwise, let the collected
>    string be second instead of its previous value."
> This is incorrect because it allows the second component to contain more 
> than 2 digits before the decimal point.  i.e. "00:00:012.345" would 
> parsed without error.


> This should also only allow up to 3 digits representing milliseconds. If 
> there are 4 or more digits (microseconds or beyond), the spec should 
> state that the remaining digits should be truncated.


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