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Re: Best practice for referring to specifications which may update

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 14:33:32 +0000
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq@blackmesatech.com>
Message-ID: <f5bbpjq9sn7.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>
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Paul Cotton writes:

>> All of the above formulations assume a definition of
>> 'implementation-dependent' along the following lines:
>
>> If a choice is described as 'implementation-dependent', then
>> conformant implementations must document which choice they make.
>
> Editorial comment:
>
> Given that all the formulations actually use the phrase "implementation-defined" and not "implementation-dependent", I believe the above text should replace "implementation-dependent" with "implementation-defined".

Absolutely, apologies for fumble-finger.

ht
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