[whatwg] Plus Signs in Signed Integers
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jul 14 00:23:13 PDT 2009
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 8:07 PM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Thu, 18 Jun 2009, Smylers wrote:
> >> The algorithm for parsing signed integers does not allow an optional
> >> plus sign before positive integers; that is, parsing "+4" will return an
> >> error at step 8 of this algorithm:
> >> http://www.whatwg.org/html5#rules-for-parsing-integers
> >> That is inconsistent with the algorithm for non-negative integers, which
> >> tolerates (and ignores) a leading plus sign (step 6):
> >> http://www.whatwg.org/html5#rules-for-parsing-non-negative-integers
> > I've made + be tolerated by the signed parser also.
> Based on what Boris said, why make this distinction?
> Generally +1 is not considered a valid integer by most number parsing
> libraries. And since gecko is planning on becoming more strict, why
> follow (part of) it's lead here?
I was basing the change on what IE does, not on what Gecko does.
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