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definition of strict conformance

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 08:47:51 -0600
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20020801084216.03918ec0@rockynet.com>
To: www-qa-wg@w3.org

QAWG --

Current text from GL.5:

"Where all products of a class must be exactly alike, it should be clear 
that a "strict conformance" policy is in effect for that product class. 
Strict conformance is defined as conformance of an implementation that 
employs only the requirements of the specification and no more (e.g., no 
extensions)."

Questions.  Are discretionary choices allowed?  Are optional features 
allowed?  Can there be "implementation dependent" features or 
behaviors?  According to the first sentence of the definition, the answer 
should be "no".  The second sentence is vague about it.

Thoughts?

-Lofton.
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