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QASG last call comments: Normative redundancy

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 14:55:53 +0000 (UTC)
To: www-qa@w3.org
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"5 Good Practice E [...] make it clear when the English prose and the
formal language overlaps which one should be held for true in case of
discrepancy" -- I would recommend making them _both_ normative and not
have one override the other. If prose and formal language are
inconsistent, then an error has crept into the specification, and
there is no guarentee that the error will be in the one that has been
marked non-normative. Whenever there is an inconsistency, the working
group should IMHO issue a (normative) errata to address the problem.

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