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Re: Conformance and Deprecated Features

From: Mark Skall <mark.skall@nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 16:44:13 -0500
Message-Id: <5.0.0.25.2.20020129163944.01a8c0e0@mailserver.nist.gov>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, "www-qa@w3.org" <www-qa@w3.org>
At 03:36 PM 1/29/02 -0500, Karl Dubost wrote:

>So a good conformance clause could say:
>         A  compliant  user agent to the version X+1 SHOULD implement 
> deprecated features of version X.
>         A compliant authoring tool to the version X+1 MUST NOT implement 
> deprecated feature of version X.
>
>Does it make sense?


I think to be consistent with Rob's point, it should (or is it shall) be 
"A  compliant  user agent to the version X+1 SHALL (rather than SHOULD) 
implement deprecated features of version X."

I think the second one should read "A compliant authoring tool to the 
version X+1 MUST NOT implement deprecated feature of any prior version."


>--
>Karl Dubost / W3C - Conformance Manager
>           http://www.w3.org/QA/
>
>      --- Be Strict To Be Cool! ---
>

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