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Re: Does Informative = Non-Normative

From: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 12:47:06 -0600 (MDT)
To: Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>
cc: www-qa@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.44.0209271245360.18717-100000@measurement-factory.com>

On Fri, 27 Sep 2002, Lynne Rosenthal wrote:

>
>
> Within the SpecGL, Section 6 References  has the additional qualifier,
> "(non-normative)".  Although logic tells us that non-normative is the same
> as informative, is there a reason that we did not label this section
> "informative".  The reason for this question, is that we don't define
> non-normative but define informative.  Additionally, Checkpoint 13.2
> states: Distinguish normative and informative text and Checkpoint 13.4
> states: use consistent terminology.
>
> My recommendation is obvious - replace non-normative with informative.

... and say once that informative implies non-normative (because it
does not, in general).

Alex.
Received on Friday, 27 September 2002 14:47:09 GMT

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