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Friday, September 28 2001

J David Eisenberg : How To Read W3C Specs

A sandwich consists of a lower slice of bread, mustard or mayonnaise; optional lettuce, an optional slice of tomato; two to four slices of either bologna, salami, or ham (in any combination); one or more slices of cheese, and a top slice of bread [translated into Backus Normal Form becomes ]

sandwich ::=


    [ mustard | mayonnaise ]

    lettuce? tomato?

    [ bologna | salami | ham ] {2,4}



I sense a Perl module being born...

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The dict-ified word of the day is neoteric

| source : web1913 | Neoteric \Ne`o*ter"ic\, Neoterical \Ne`o*ter"ic*al\, a. [L. neotericus, gr. ?, fr. ?, compar. of ? young, new.] Recent in origin; modern; new. ``Our neoteric verbs.'' --Fitzed. Hall. Some being ancient, others neoterical. --Bacon. | source : web1913 | Neoteric \Ne`o*ter"ic\, n. One of modern times; a modern.

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