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Re: SHOULD/MUST for xml:lang values?

From: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 11:17:36 -0500
Cc: "Anish Karmarkar" <Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com>, carine@w3.org, "Nilo Mitra" <EUSNILM@am1.ericsson.se>, frystyk@microsoft.com, "Martin Gudgin" <mgudgin@microsoft.com>, "Jean-Jacques Moreau" <moreau@crf.canon.fr>, Noah Mendelsohn <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, ryuji@isl.mei.co.jp, www-archive@w3.org, ylafon@w3.org
To: David Fallside <fallside@us.ibm.com>
Message-Id: <3A5CC9FC-0DED-11D7-8F28-0003937568DC@sun.com>

On Thursday, Dec 12, 2002, at 11:05 US/Eastern, David Fallside wrote:
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> can you provide a ptr to this thread?
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It starts here  
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2002Nov/0055.html

Marc.

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> carine@w3.org, ylafon@w3.org, ryuji@isl.mei.co.jp   |
>   |       Subject:  Re: SHOULD/MUST for xml:lang values?                
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> There was an email thread following my post where all the participants
> agreed that SHOULD rather than MUST is the right level of compliance.
> We also agreed this in the concall. Reason is that the Text element is
> just for human readable stuff and isn't really an interop point of
> failure. If a receiver gets two Text elements with the same value for
> xml:lang the it can just pick one.
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> Marc.
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> On Thursday, Dec 12, 2002, at 10:36 US/Eastern, David Fallside wrote:
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>> In our response to I18N on issue 263
>> (http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-lc-issues#x263), we said we
>> decided
>> that values of xml:lang on multiple Text elements MUST have different
>> values. However, in the spec, e.g.
>> http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/2/12/CR/soap12-
>> part1.html#faultstringelement,
>>  we say that these values SHOULD have different values. We (Carine,
>> Yves
>> and I) have been unable to find any record of a decision to use SHOULD
>> instead of MUST. Do any of you recall what happened here?
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>> David C. Fallside, IBM
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>> Int  Ph: 544.9665
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> Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
> Web Technologies and Standards, Sun Microsystems.
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Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Web Technologies and Standards, Sun Microsystems.
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