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Updating the conformance section

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:08:45 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <m2livrx2cy.fsf@nwalsh.com>

I can't find the minutes of the meeting where I took this action, but
nevertheless, I've recorded an action on myself to "Create an erratum
to move all the conformance phrases into the conformance section".

Near as I can tell, implementing this action would require finding all
of the locations in the spec where MUST or MUST NOT are used in the
RFC 2119 sense and assuring that the statement was repeated in the
conformance appendix.

It's clearly a straightfoward exercise, but can someone remind me why
we thought this was a valuable change? The conformance appendix begins
with "Conformant processors must implement all of the features
described in this specification except those that are explicitly
identified as optional" so I think we're covered.

I doubt that every single normative statement is expressed as a MUST
or MUST NOT, and I doubt that doing so would clarify the spec (in
fact, I bet it would obfuscate it), so I don't see the point anymore.

Hit me with a clue-by-four, please?

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
Lead Engineer
MarkLogic Corporation
Phone: +1 413 624 6676

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