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Re: [SVGMobile12] Conformance section should be at the start of the spec

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 21:30:29 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jon Ferraiolo <jonf@adobe.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0509212128540.423@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 21 Sep 2005, Jon Ferraiolo wrote:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2005May/0132.html
> We acknowledge that there is some merit to the argument that the 
> conformance criteria belong at the beginning, but we see that there are 
> other W3C specifications that do not start with conformance criteria and 
> we are not convinced that having conformance criteria at the beginning 
> provides great benefit. Therefore, we do not feel it is worthwhile use 
> of time to change the specification organization at this time. We will 
> reconsider this for other future specifications.

Fair enough. I retract my request for this specification.

Please do consider moving the conformance criteria clause (possibly the 
most important part of the spec) from the appendices to the start of the 
spec in a future release, though. I believe it would raise the profile of 
the section (appendices are often simply ignored). This would be a good 
thing given the current state of implementations with respect to this 

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