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conformance to "software MUST NOT assume" measurable?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 08:27:14 +0900
Cc: connolly@w3.org (Dan Connolly)
Message-Id: <329004955.20040318232714@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org

This is a last call comment from Dan Connolly (connolly@w3.org) 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: Dan Connolly (connolly@w3.org)
Submitted on behalf of (maybe empty): 
Comment type: substantive
Chapter/section the comment applies to: 3.2 Units of aural rendering
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Comment title: conformance to "software MUST NOT assume" measurable?
Comment:
Regarding:

C001   [S]  [I]  [C]  Specifications, software and content MUST NOT assume that there is a one-to-one correspondence between characters and the sounds of a language.

How does one test/measure/observe/demonstrate that? Would you please
point me at a test case?

I think it's fine to write:

  Take care not to assume a one-to-one correspondence between
  characters and sounds of a language.

followed by the examples you give,
but I don't see how making this a conformance clause is helpful.

This applies to C002 and C003 as well.

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Ah... 2 step confirmation is good.
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Structured version of  the comment:

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  <originator email="connolly@w3.org"
      >Dan Connolly</originator>
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  <charmod-section href='http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-charmod-20040225/#sec-WritingSystem'
    >3.2</charmod-section>
  <title>conformance to &#x22;software MUST NOT assume&#x22; measurable?</title>
  <description>
    <comment>
      <dated-link date="2004-03-18"
         href="http://www.w3.org/mid/329004955.20040318232714@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp"
        >conformance to "software MUST NOT assume" measurable?</dated-link>
      <para>Regarding:

C001   [S]  [I]  [C]  Specifications, software and content MUST NOT assume that there is a one-to-one correspondence between characters and the sounds of a language.

How does one test/measure/observe/demonstrate that? Would you please
point me at a test case?

I think it&#x27;s fine to write:

  Take care not to assume a one-to-one correspondence between
  characters and sounds of a language.

followed by the examples you give,
but I don&#x27;t see how making this a conformance clause is helpful.

This applies to C002 and C003 as well.

[[[ on the submission form:

Hmm... I want to cc this comment to some colleagues. This form
doesn&#x27;t help.

I suppose the privacy policy is reasonably clear, but an explicit
link to W3C&#x27;s privacy policy (I assume we have one) seems in order.

Ah... 2 step confirmation is good.
]]]
</para>
    </comment>
  </description>
</lc-comment>
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