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Re: [w3c sml] [minutes] 2009-03-30 SML Telecon

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 19:11:44 +0100
To: Sandy Gao <sandygao@ca.ibm.com>
Cc: "public-sml@w3.org" <public-sml@w3.org>, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
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Sandy Gao writes:

> I think E17 [1] is the erratum Henry is referring to. Is it considered part
> of Namespace 2nd Edition? If not, then E17 isn't normative, and the
> mismatch between XML 5E and NS 2E still exists. And if E17 is considered as
> part of NS 2E, then following the same logic, wouldn't E9 [2] be considered
> as part of XML 4th edition, which makes 4E == 5E?
> This can only be explained if there is a difference between the status of
> E9 in XML 4E and that of E17 in NS 2E. What am I missing?

E9 to XML 4E is normative, because it has been incorporated into a
new, now approved, edition.  I supposed you could interpret the
process document as saying it remains advisory for 4E, but is
normative, by incorporation, in 5E.

E17 to XMLNS 2E is advisory, because it has not (yet) been
incorporated into a new, now approved, edition, or subjected to review

See 7.6.2 Classes of Changes to a Recommendation in the Process
Document [3] for a discussion of this.

It had not seemed necessary to the XML Core WG to do more than publish
the E17 erratum, since all implementations we are aware of use only
one NCName parser, and the advisory status was felt to be sufficient,
but if it makes a difference to IBM and/or Apache, we'll put it out
for review and make it normative ASAP.  We already have three
interoperable implementations (libxml2, one from Intel and an
MS-internal implementation for .NET).


> [1] http://www.w3.org/XML/2006/xml-names-errata#NE17
> [2] http://www.w3.org/XML/xml-V10-4e-errata#E09
[3] http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#correction-classes
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