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RE: conformance vs. compliance

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2002 10:55:17 -0600
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At 12:38 PM 8/9/02 -0400, Art.Barstow@nokia.com wrote:

>How about adding Compliance to the Glossary and in its definition
>say something like:
>
>[[
>Within the QA Activity, Compliance is synonomous
>with Conformance but that for consistency, the
>Activity uses Conformance.
>]]

According to Alex's Google statistics, Conformance is 2.5 times more common 
than Compliance across W3C.  Therefore it would be safe to say:

"Compliance is synonymous with Conformance.  Conformance is more commonly 
used within W3C.  For consistency, the QA Activity uses only Conformance".

("Within the QA Activity" is redundant, if this is in the QA Glossary.  And 
... forget other reasons for preference, as they seem inflammatory.)

-Lofton.
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