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Re: Status of algorithms

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 22:55:32 +0200
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "Rotan Hanrahan" <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>, public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <qpfg7351tm47mojt7vpjkjna910p17bbj4@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>How about:
>   Conformance requirements phrased as algorithms or specific steps may
>   be implemented in any manner, so long as the end result is equivalent.

The problem is not with the conformance section, it is with the specific
requirements regarding algorithm use, phrases like "must use this algo-
rithm" if using that particular algorithm is not actually required are
confusing and should be changed. You could simply introduce the specific
algorithms with "The algorithm is:" and note in the conformance section
that where given, implementations must implement an algorithm producing
the same results as that in the specification; that would remove much of
the confusion.
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