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Re: Variability in Specifications Graphics

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 14:28:31 -0600
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To: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris@ontologicon.com>, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: "'www-qa-wg@w3.org'" <www-qa-wg@w3.org>

At 05:32 PM 8/17/2005 +0300, Dimitris Dimitriadis wrote:

>Karl, David,
>
>'Extends' would be a better term. However, the graphic should also
>indicate that the various levels build on particular previous parts of
>the specifications, normally 'Core'. For example, DOM level 2 has
>functionalities that are not further specified in DOM level 3.

I wonder if we should avoid the word "extends", because of its other 
baggage in the SpecGL context?

Maybe simply "adds to" or "augments" or some such phrase or word.

-Lofton.


>On Aug 16, 2005, at 11:25 PM, Karl Dubost wrote:
>
>>
>>Hi David,
>>
>>
>>Le 05-08-16 à 15:50, david_marston@us.ibm.com a écrit :
>>>Two items:
>>>1. I am skeptical about the word "completes" regarding the DOM
>>>levels, unless the DOM WG used that word themselves.
>>
>>We should ask Philippe Le Hégaret or Dimitris :) I would say yes, but
>>I'm ready to change if needed.
>>
>>>2. Does XHTML have a "core" or mandatory piece? The drawing implies
>>>that no single module is needed by all implementations.
>>
>>The drawing implies that *every* modules is needed by all
>>implementations. :) But that could be specified in the text around the
>>graphics to make it really clear.
>>
>>It's not defined like that. XHTML 1.1 is a full set of technology with
>>no optional modules. Using XHTML Modularization it is possible to
>>define new modules
>>
>>[[[
>>3.1. XHTML Host Language Document Type Conformance
>>…
>>The DTD which defines the document type must include, at a minimum,
>>the Structure, Hypertext, Text, and List modules defined in this
>>specification.
>>…
>>]]] -
>>http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xhtml-modularization-20010410/ 
>>conformance.html#s_conform_document_type
>>
>>Plus in XHTML 1.1
>>
>>[[[
>>The XHTML 1.1 document type is made up of the following XHTML modules.
>>The elements, attributes, and minimal content models associated with
>>these modules are defined in "Modularization of XHTML" [XHTMLMOD]).
>>The elements are listed here for information purposes, but the
>>definitions in "Modularization of XHTML" should be considered
>>definitive. In the on-line version of this document, the module names
>>in the list below link into the definitions of the modules within the
>>current version of "Modularization of XHTML".
>>
>>(…here the list of modules…)
>>
>>
>>]]] - http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/doctype.html#s_doctype
>>
>>
>>--
>>Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
>>W3C Conformance Manager
>>*** Be Strict To Be Cool ***
>>
>>
>>
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