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Re: Limiting the size of the @charset byte sequence

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:52:11 +0100
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Cc: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <k21je917kis4i34umjf9a0o1elj6fnmu3n@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Simon Sapin wrote:
>On 28/01/2014 10:31, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>> Arbitrary limits are bad design and often harder to implement correctly
>> than something without arbitrary limits. The obvious parsing device for
>> something like the `@charset` rule is a DFA, and a DFA that halts after
>> N input bytes is a lot more complex than one that does not.
>I disagree.
>A DFA may be the first theoretical construct that comes to mind, and 
>limiting the input length may difficult to express strictly as a DFA. 
>But there is no such constraint when writing actual code.

I addressed this in the sentence right after where you cut the quote.
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