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Re: [SMIL30 LC comment] Use of 'must' in informative sections ( LC-1814)

From: <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 19:17:27 +0000
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-smil@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1Imwad-0002kU-Kx@wiggum.w3.org>


 Dear Chris Lilley  ,

The SYMM Working Group has reviewed the comments you sent [1] on the Last
Call Working Draft [2] of the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language
(SMIL 3.0) published on 13 Jul 2007. Thank you for having taken the time to
review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at www-smil@w3.org if
you agree with it or not before 02 nov 2007. In case of disagreement, you
are requested to provide a specific solution for or a path to a consensus
with the Working Group. If such a consensus cannot be achieved, you will
be given the opportunity to raise a formal objection which will then be
reviewed by the Director during the transition of this document to the
next stage in the W3C Recommendation Track.

Thanks,

For the SYMM Working Group,
Thierry Michel
W3C Staff Contact

 1. http://www.w3.org/mid/1219689036.20070829172528@w3.org
 2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-SMIL3-20070713/


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Your comment on Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL
3.0)...:
> Hello www-smil,
> 
> While reading
> 
> Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL 3.0)
> W3C Working Draft 13 July 2007
> 
> I noticed several instances of the word 'must' in informative sections.
> This is problematic, due to the common usage of 'must' as a conformance
> requirement in W3C specifications.
> 
> Please either 
> 
> a) reword these sections to avoid 'must', or 
> b) add clarificatory wording regarding use of 'must' in the
> specification as a whole and noting any relationship to RFC 2119, or
> c) consider making some of the informative sections normative, if
> 'must' is indeed used as a conformance requirement in some cases


Working Group Resolution (LC-1814):
The group has identified a large number of required modifications related
to your comments.
Each of the proposed changes has to be reviewed by the human to ensure the
quality of the specification.
Therefore the group targets the following schedule:
-	the Working Group will prepare corresponding changes on the best-effort
basis within the CR time frame and 
-	the Working Group will modify the specification until its final version
is published.


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