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RE: [css3-syntax] Preference for parser speccing?

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 22:14:34 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C4041FF83E1E04A986B6DC50F0178290A3573A1@TK5EX14MBXC262.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
[Tab Atkins Jr.:]
> This is just a general preference question for implementors.
> When I pick up Syntax again, would it be better for me to write the
> parsing section as if it the tokenizing was already completely done, or
> interleaved with the tokenizing like the HTML parser is?  What would be
> more useful?  I can do either, but I'd rather not have to switch partway
> through, or even after I'm totally done.
Not sure what you're asking. I think I'd rather implement a parsing algorithm
based on a clear and unambiguous definition of what the tokens actually are. 
Recent threads suggest the latter may need some polishing?

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