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RE: Normative and Non-Normative - Why?

From: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 17:22:01 -0700
Message-ID: <7164D4266FD7B94CA59D551C7FE6618D0278AAE8@red-msg-08.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
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And put it in the glossary.

Charles, are you aware of an official w3c definition of normative? Or
one from another technical standards body?

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 5:18 PM
To: Graham Oliver
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Normative and Non-Normative - Why?

Well, I think that I am saying the same thing as Jason, in different

However, I think your conclusion might be sound. If we do use the term,
we should be really clear about what we mean by it.


On Wed, 17 Oct 2001, Graham Oliver wrote:
  So far we have (I believe) 3 different definitions of
  normative from the 3 people who have responded to this
  My motivation for the original post was that the use
  of the word 'normative' was taking away from the
  clarity of the WCAG 2.0 document rather than adding to
  My view has become stronger because of this thread.
  For a start there does not appear to be consensus on
  its meaning.
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