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Bug 28523 - Nonsensical requirement on authors
Summary: Nonsensical requirement on authors
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: TextTracks CG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WebVTT (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: Web Media Text Tracks CG
URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/webvtt/
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Reported: 2015-04-21 07:36 UTC by Simon Pieters
Modified: 2017-10-01 19:56 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Simon Pieters 2015-04-21 07:36:39 UTC
http://dev.w3.org/html5/webvtt/#h3_conformance-for-authors
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The Parsing section of this specification defines in some detail the required processing for valid and also for invalid documents. It is a little more tolerant to author errors than the syntax allows, so as to reject less documents and provide for extensibility. However, authors must not take advantage of it. Only documents that follow the Syntax specification are valid.
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"However, authors must not take advantage of it."

This requirement make no sense. I suggest it is dropped.
Comment 1 Philip J├Ągenstedt 2015-04-21 08:10:28 UTC
I agree, the syntax itself already restricts what aspects of the parsing authors can and cannot take advantage of.
Comment 2 David Singer 2015-04-21 17:09:41 UTC
Yes, we should say instead that the syntax is normative and documents must conform to the syntax.  (We also need to change 'less documents' to 'fewer documents', ahem).
Comment 3 Silvia Pfeiffer 2017-10-01 19:56:58 UTC
Closing this, since it has been fixed in https://github.com/w3c/webvtt/commit/0d63b769c6bc355a4d1a90a6eb0e8f416f5a22f7