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Bug 6503 - to what degree should formalisms be used (if at all) in the h:tml draft?
Summary: to what degree should formalisms be used (if at all) in the h:tml draft?
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5: The Markup Language (editor: Michael(tm) Smith) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other Linux
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael[tm] Smith
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
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Reported: 2009-01-30 04:36 UTC by Michael[tm] Smith
Modified: 2010-02-18 17:43 UTC (History)
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Description Michael[tm] Smith 2009-01-30 04:36:11 UTC
comments from Hixie: "I've nothing against formalisms being used non-normatively, since they sometimes can be useful for making things clearer than prose. However, normatively they are only useful, IMHO, if they are comprehensive, and a comprehensive formalism would be incomprehensible if used to describe HTML5's rules... if the document is normative and uses formalisms, then the current language used will likely be found to be unsuitable, and thus I would recommend finding a better language to use (or developing one specifically for this purpose)."
Comment 1 Michael[tm] Smith 2010-02-18 17:43:43 UTC
I have pretty much removed all the formalisms that were in earlier versions of this document, and replaced them with prose. So I think this bug is moot now.