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Re: ZIP-based packages and URI references into them ODF proposal

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 15:12:37 +0100
Message-ID: <495A2C55.9020707@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Does the spec specify how to parse or serialize a future element called 
>> "foobar"?
> Yes.

OK, where, specifically, is the serialization defined?

> (The parsing algorithm might change in a future version, of course; that's 
> the problem with a having a syntax that isn't self-descriptive, like XML, 
> or forwards-compatible, like CSS. There's not much we can do about that.)

If the parsing section changes, will it affect serialization? Meaning, 
will it break existing producers?

>>>> That's a very verbose way to state "must ignore unknown values".
>>> It's a precise way of saying it, that leaves nothing ambiguous. That's 
>>> the whole point.
>> I think the same precision can be reached with less verbosity.
> Oh, well, I'm sure it can be said more tersely, sure. (Just out of 
> interest, how would you phrase it?)

I'd try to reduce repetition.

> ...

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 14:13:18 UTC

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