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Interoperability/Compatibility Re: Semicolon after entities

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 06:48:18 +0900
Message-Id: <62637093-A989-493B-A4DF-94F82555C025@w3.org>
Cc: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>, www-html@w3.org
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>


Le 30 avr. 2007 à 22:02, Lachlan Hunt a écrit :
>> Second, what you really mean is working the same way as other  
>> browsers.
>
> Yes, that's what interoperability means.

Just to fix a common error in the vocabulary.
This is *not* what interoperability means.

Interoperability means the capability of two independent  
implementations to work exactly the same.

	A document is read or created by
         applications foo and bar developed
         without prior knowledge of the other
	application.

What is described: "working the same way as other browsers" is  
compatibility. It is completely different.





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