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Re: Normative in UAAG10 (and other W3C TRs)

From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 21:34:13 -0500
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010317213023.00a7f2c0@pop.rcn.com>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
At 2001-03-17 21:08, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Al Gilman wrote:
> >
> > [blind copies to UA and to XTECH for cross-group specification language
> > coordination.]
> >
> > A Very good point.
> >
> > ** summary
> >
> > Our definition of 'normative' as used in W3C documents should be something
> > like
> >
> > [draft]
> > The term 'normative' [as used in this document] is an adjective 
> indicating "on
> > which the rules set forth in this document depend for their most precise
> > statement."
> > [end draft]
>
>[snip good stuff]
>
>First draft of glossary entry:
>
>  Normative, Non-normative, Informative
>
>    As used in this document, the term "normative" refers to
>    "that on which the requirements of this document depend
>    for their most precise statement." What is normative
>    is required for conformance (though the conformance scheme
>    of this document allows claimants to exempt certain normative
>    provisions as long as the claim discloses the exemption).

Note: Such exemption is justifiable only when there is no intent to provide
that kind of assistive technology.

>    What is identified as "non-normative" of "informative"
>    is never required for conformance.

Good addition. Make sure that early-on there is a mention of these
terms linked to the glossary.

Regards/Harvey

>
>   - Ian
>
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