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[SVGMobile12] Confusing conformance criteria

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 11:54:17 +0000 (UTC)
To: www-svg@w3.org
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The following conformance criteria in section 1.6:

    A parameter that helps specify how a document should be rendered.

...seems extremely vague. It is very unclear what thue requirement 
actually is. It is also unclear why this is a SHOULD rather than a MUST.

My guess is that this was not intended to be a conformance requirement, in 
which case I would strongly recommend either marking the section as 
non-normative (as per an earlier comment) or using a word other than 
"should" here (since "should" is defined in section D.2 as meaning "there 
may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances to ignore a particular 
item, but the full implications must be understood and carefully weighed 
before choosing a different course".

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