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Re: The meaning of "normative"

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 18:33:58 -0500
Message-ID: <4EFA55E6.5090906@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 12/27/11 5:40 PM, Peng Yu wrote:
> But I don't have a very clear understanding of "normative".

"normative" in specifications means "this part actually imposes 
requirements on someone".  This is to be contrasted with "informative", 
which means "this is just an example, not specification text".

-Boris
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