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Conformance vs. non-conformance

From: Björn Höhrmann <bjoern@hoehrmann.de>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 16:11:22 +0900
Cc: bjoern@hoehrmann.de (Björn Höhrmann)
Message-Id: <525751328.20040413071121@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org

This is a last call comment from Björn Höhrmann (bjoern@hoehrmann.de) on
the Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0
(http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020430/).

Semi-structured version of the comment:

Submitted by: Björn Höhrmann (bjoern@hoehrmann.de)
Submitted on behalf of (maybe empty): 
Comment type: other
Chapter/section the comment applies to: 2 Conformance
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Comment title: Conformance vs. non-conformance
Comment:
May a specification that does not conform to Charmod require software (content) to conform to Charmod? If yes, would such software still have to conform to all Charmod conformance criteria?

For example, it would be quite difficult to conform to C033 if the specification in question violates C028; I've got this problem as an implementer since CSS 2.1 violates C028 and I basically have no idea how to reasonably conform to C033; I can live with non-conformance with CSS 2.1 but additionally non-conformance with Charmod worries me.

If CSS 3 continues to violate C028, would it nevertheless possible to require CSS 3 implementations to conform to Charmod? This would not make much sense to me.


Structured version of  the comment:

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  <title>Conformance vs. non-conformance</title>
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    <comment>
      <dated-link date="2004-04-13"
         href="http://www.w3.org/mid/525751328.20040413071121@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp"
        >Conformance vs. non-conformance</dated-link>
      <para>May a specification that does not conform to Charmod require software (content) to conform to Charmod? If yes, would such software still have to conform to all Charmod conformance criteria?

For example, it would be quite difficult to conform to C033 if the specification in question violates C028; I&#x27;ve got this problem as an implementer since CSS 2.1 violates C028 and I basically have no idea how to reasonably conform to C033; I can live with non-conformance with CSS 2.1 but additionally non-conformance with Charmod worries me.

If CSS 3 continues to violate C028, would it nevertheless possible to require CSS 3 implementations to conform to Charmod? This would not make much sense to me.</para>
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