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[Bug 7034] authoring conformance requirements in the spec should either be removed or replaced

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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 04:44:28 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7034


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED




--- Comment #35 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-03-27 04:44:28 ---
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Status: Partially Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: 

It's very unclear to me what this bug is actually requesting. However, based on
some of the comments above and on some of the mailing-list discussion on this
bug, I have added a section to the spec describing in detail many of the
reasons for having authoring conformance criteria. Hopefully this provide the
rationale that some have requested, while explaining to others why conformance
criteria are in fact an important part of a language specification.

Incidentally, I would like to request that anyone tempted to reopen this bug
again to please open a new bug instead, so that there is a clear statement
explaining the purpose of the bug. I do not wish to discourage anyone from
opening a new bug, it's just that this one started as a joke, and then morphed
several times on the basis of various people's concerns, such that at this
stage it really covers multiple topics, and this is not really in line with our
stated process. Thanks.


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