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Enforcement of specifications

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 02:18:31 -0400
Message-ID: <4539BBB7.1000705@stickdog.com>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Paul Leach wrote to the mailing list of the former, and perhaps now 
nascent, HTTP Working Group:

> The only "enforcement" mechanism is that vendors can't morally
> claim conformance unless they obey.

False advertising is illegal in some jurisdictions, so the matter is a 
matter of law and not only of morality. A matter of law is susceptible 
to action in the courts. Authorities of the state typically enforce the 
decisions of the courts. Therefore, given a certain amount of effort and 
talent, concerned parties can enlist the state as their enforcement 
mechanism.
Received on Saturday, 21 October 2006 06:16:13 GMT

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