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Re: New issue: error recovery practices (Re: Proposed TAG Finding: Internet Media Type registration, consistency of use)

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 20:18:44 +0200
Message-ID: <12973875718.20020603201844@w3.org>
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
CC: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>, www-tag@w3.org, "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>

On Monday, June 3, 2002, 7:45:30 PM, Tim wrote:

TB> Keith Moore wrote:

>> Still, I have no problem with raising the bar - my main point is that
>> if you're going to complain about errors then you need to arrange for
>> those complaints to go to somewhere that is useful.  

TB> What Keith said.  I think this may be one of these things you could say 
TB> architecturally... along the lines of "future specifications MUST NOT 
TB> specify a default behavior of silent error/recovery fixup, and SHOULD 
TB> ensure that information about errors is routed to the parties who
TB> (a) caused the error to occur, and
TB> (b) have the capability of correcting the situation
TB> noting that (a) and (b) may not be the same."

TB> I think I'm beginning to believe there is a tractable architectural 
TB> issue here. -Tim

If tractable issues are ones where we begin to see what finding might
arise from them then, yes.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Monday, 3 June 2002 14:19:54 UTC

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