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Re: [selectors-api] SVG WG Review of Selectors API

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 12:07:55 +0100
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org, www-svg WG <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8C39509F-0C22-4AD0-B35D-8DCBFB14B330@berjon.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>

On Dec 9, 2008, at 10:28 , Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Mon, 08 Dec 2008 20:12:11 +0100, Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>  
> wrote:
>> IMHO the spec is trying to require something that is not enforcable  
>> anyway, and might as well not mention it, but instead just describe  
>> what happens for all possible indata.
> Valid SVG, valid XHTML, or valid HTML are not enforced (per  
> specification), yet are RFC 2119 MUST requirements in their  
> respective specifications. (Though in case of scripting MUST  
> requires solving a certain unsolvable problem, so maybe MUST is not  
> that appropriate...)

Would it make everyone happy to a) keep the MUST, b) indicate which  
conformance class it belongs to, and c) describe what the  
implementation does when handling bad input? I agree that only (c) is  
really vital, but (a) could be enforced by authoring/validation/ 
quality control/etc. tools, and (b) makes it clear to API implementers  
that they can skip that sentence and go eat pizza instead.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
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Received on Tuesday, 9 December 2008 11:08:46 UTC

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