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Re: [SVGMobile12] SVGT12-163: Section 3 conformance criteria

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 21:38:24 +0000 (UTC)
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0512082131070.7669@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 8 Dec 2005, Chris Lilley wrote:
> Noting that your sample sentence "to conform to ..." doesn't have the 
> word must, buts ays that the implementation has to do blah to conform, 
> and then looking at the introduction to this chapter, I see
>   Implementations of SVG are expected to behave as though they implement
>   a rendering (or imaging) model corresponding to the one described in
>   this chapter.

"are expected to" is not a conformance criterion. A conformance criterion 
is something that states that implementations that act as described are 
conformant, and those that do not are not. Saying that something is 
"expected" is merely a statement of fact, it does not make any statements 
regarding the conformance of the implementation.

However, I retract my issue as it turns out that the next sentence does 
actually make a normative requirement, which I missed during my initial 

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