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RE: [NEW ISSUE] 4230 normative text masquerading as non-normative guidance (Attachment)

From: Asir Vedamuthu <asirveda@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 17:02:18 -0800
Message-ID: <1E0F0378382054439F14D5450650478F0BFD802E@RED-MSG-42.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>, <public-ws-policy@w3.org>
We reviewed this editorial change. This change looks good. Please assign
this one to the editors.

 

Regards,

 

Asir S Vedamuthu

Microsoft Corporation

 

 

From: public-ws-policy-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-ws-policy-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Christopher B
Ferris
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2007 4:26 PM
To: public-ws-policy@w3.org
Subject: [NEW ISSUE] 4230 normative text masquerading as non-normative
guidance (Attachment)

 


http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4230 

Title: normative text masquerading as non-normative guidance
(Attachment)

Description: Section 3.3 of the attachment spec contains notmative text
that
appears on the surface as non-normative guidance (a MUST that hides
behind a
"Note that ...").

Also, the text seems to be limited to use of the PolicyURIs attribute,
however,
I don't believe that was the intent. I believe that it was intended to
place a
constraint on policy attachment authors, that they MUST define the
policy scope
of the attachment.

Justification: See above. Normative text should not begin with "Note" as
it
seems to suggest editorial commentary.

Type: editorial

Proposal:

Change:

Note that the policy scope of the attachment is specific to the policy
attachment Mechanism using it; accordingly, any policy attachment
mechanism
using this attribute MUST define the policy scope of the attachment.

To:

The policy scope of an attachment is specific to the policy attachment
Mechanism using it. Accordingly, any policy attachment mechanism MUST
define
the policy scope of the attachment.

and, relocate the paragraph from section 3.3 to section 3.2 

Cheers, 

Christopher Ferris
STSM, Software Group Standards Strategy
email: chrisfer@us.ibm.com
blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/chrisferris
phone: +1 508 377 9295
Received on Tuesday, 16 January 2007 01:03:19 GMT

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