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Re: Usage of the word "specification" in the spec GL

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2002 11:25:40 -0600
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At 06:21 PM 8/9/02 +0200, Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux wrote:
>[side note: is the usage of profile in "An XHTML + MathML + SVG Profile"
>[3] the same as the one we define?]

 From GL3 introductory verbiage in SpecGL [1]:  "A profile is a subset of 
the specification that supports a particular functional objective. Profiles 
can also be used to group a set of standards and define how they are 
required to operate together (e.g., XHTML plus MathML plus SVG)."

This wording has been in SpecGL for a long time (except I just added the 
"e.g.").  It probably has its origins in ISO TR 10000, which defined the 
profile concept that way.


>1. http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/2002/08/qaframe-spec-0804.html
>2. http://www.w3.org/TR/
>3. http://www.w3.org/TR/XHTMLplusMathMLplusSVG/
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