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RE: Updating the conformance section

From: <vojtech.toman@emc.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:13:53 -0400
To: <public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org>
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Section 13 (Conformance clause) in CMSMcQ's comments?

Vojtech

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-xml-processing-model-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-xml-
> processing-model-wg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Norman Walsh
> Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:09 PM
> To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
> Subject: Updating the conformance section
> 
> Folks,
> 
> 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,
>                                           norm
> 
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> Norman Walsh
> Lead Engineer
> MarkLogic Corporation
> Phone: +1 413 624 6676
> www.marklogic.com
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