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Re: [SVGMobile12] Confusing conformance criteria

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 16:43:15 +0100
Message-ID: <1687181576.20051108164315@w3.org>
To: www-svg@w3.org

Hello www-svg,

> The following conformance criteria in section 1.6:
> 
>     property
>     A parameter that helps specify how a document should be rendered.
> 
> ...seems extremely vague.

We agree its vague. We looked in CSS2 and in the CSS 2.12 working draft,
but there is no definition of a property there either:
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/conform.html#q1


> 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".

We agree and have removed the "should".

-- 
 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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