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Re: [SVGMobile12] SVGT12-207: SVG Tiny 1.2 does not comply to AWWW

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 00:05:15 +0200
Message-ID: <2810118195.20060622000515@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 12:40:05 AM, Maciej wrote:

MS> On Jun 20, 2006, at 2:24 PM, Chris Lilley wrote:

>> No problem. The fact that you believe that SVG Tiny 1.2 does not  
>> comply with AWWW - a specification that explicitly states that it  
>> has no conformance criteria - has been duly noted.

MS> If that's your point of view on the matter,

Its not "my point of view" (although, as one of the authors of AWWW my
pov would be relevant, I thought). Its what AWWW says:

  This document does not include conformance provisions 
  for these reasons: [...]
  http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/#about


MS> then why does SVG Tiny 1.2 claim to be in accordance with AWWW?

Because "in accordance with" is a form of words that was carefully
agreed, as a result of prior review, with several parties including
other members of the TAG. It means the design of SVG has been informed
by the architectural principles of the AWWW. It does not equate to
conformance. One cannot comply with it, but one can be informed by it
and design in accordance with it.
 
MS> Wouldn't that be a trivial statement, that is then true of, say, a
MS> toaster oven?

No, not in the slightest.

MS> I don't think Ian was wrong to assume that the statement he objected
MS> to was meant to be meaningful.

It is meaningful. Also, Ian (being a QA professional) is well aware of
the specific definitions of conformance, compliance, and so on.


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