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

From: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 15:10:07 +0000
Message-ID: <BANLkTikkgvp6ADgS=BESbkYn-bny8C4e4g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 2:53 AM, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com> wrote:
>
> 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

Thanks for the reference. Happily this is the same as Larry's
definition, and also the same as the Wikipedia definition.

Jonathan
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