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[Bug 4806] Prepare list of places in the spec to consider using \"implementation defined\" vs \"implementation dependent\"

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Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 20:32:38 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4806


virginia.smith@hp.com changed:

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------- Comment #1 from virginia.smith@hp.com  2007-07-09 20:32 -------
Fixed 3 places where this term is currently used. 

The following text from Section 7 of "Variability in Specifications" spec
(http://www.w3.org/TR/spec-variability/) discusses implementation-defined
behavior vs. implementation-dependent behavior.

"An 'implementation-dependent feature' is one whose end result must occur, but
the behavior that leads to that end result is discretionary. ... users of the
technology will need to know the behavior of any given implementation, and 
[the specification authors] chose not to force uniform behavior."

This can be contrasted to 'implementation-defined behavior' that the
specification authors choose to leave unspecified (and not required). A common
example of this is the behavior when multiple errors are present in the input.
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