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Re: Should we Publish a Language Specification?

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 02:08:12 -0800
To: Michael Smith <mike@w3.org> (tm)
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <6FECA7CD-AE98-4CE3-8564-E978EB101C1E@apple.com>


On Nov 20, 2008, at 12:09 AM, Michael(tm) Smith wrote:

>
> Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, 2008-11-19 17:45 -0800:
>
>> 2) Mike's document is explicitly only for producers. But a  
>> conformance
>> checker is a content consumer. Currently the main HTML5 spec includes
>> conformance requirements for conformance checkers. It can't do this  
>> without
>> defining what is a document conformance error and which are  
>> mandatory for a
>> conformance checker to diagnose.
>
> It's conceivable that it (or another spec) could in fact define
> requirements for conformance checkers while normatively
> referencing another spec that normatively defines what a
> conformant document is (and so what a document conformance error is).

True, it is conceivable. But it seems likely to be very difficult and  
very error-prone.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 20 November 2008 10:08:58 UTC

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