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Re: Normative status of author-only view of the HTML5 specification

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:50:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4DF1DABB.9020507@opera.com>
To: public-html@w3.org
On 06/10/2011 02:35 AM, T.V Raman wrote:
> Paul, you are correct. If the two documents disagree after the
> one is a projection of the other, then an cinsistency points to a
> much deper problem.

It seems much more likely to point to a minor error in the redaction 
process e.g. some content accidentally being excluded from the 
author-only view, or a bug in the scripts. In such cases one would 
always expect the main spec to be right and never the author-only view. 
Hence the main spec should be normative, the author only view should 
not, but should include text like Henri suggested indicating that it is 
a reduction of the normative spec and discrepancies should be reported 
as bugs.
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