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Re: On what it means for a spec to be "normative" (re HTML5 & normative language spec)

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 22:53:25 -0400
Message-Id: <B7AF020D-3B95-42BB-BD67-8746FB6E8E4A@opera.com>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>

Le 11 juin 2011 à 22:22, Jonathan Rees a écrit :
> Unfortunately, some of us have come to use the word differently,
> sometimes to mean "authoritative"


	Normative: 
	Text in a specification which is prescriptive 
	or contains conformance requirements.
	— http://www.w3.org/QA/glossary


>>  There are different roles that are addressed by the standard (in this case, Browsers, Web pages, tools that produce HTML), and the normative language for each role might be different. 


	Requirement 3: Identify who and/or what will implement the specification.
	— http://www.w3.org/TR/qaframe-spec/#implement-principle

	class of products
	The generic name for the group of products or services 
	that would implement, for the same purpose, the 
	specification, (i.e., target of the specification). 
	A specification may identify several classes of products.
	— http://www.w3.org/TR/qaframe-spec/#cop-def

	See Also Variability in Specifications
	— http://www.w3.org/TR/spec-variability/


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Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software
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