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Re: New wording for R001

From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 17:28:02 -0400
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20020418172750.029216c0@localhost>
To: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org
At 06:36 PM 4/18/2002 +0200, Jacek Kopecky wrote:
>  David,
>  I understand the Must in the square brackets as an indication
>that this requirement must be fulfilled, so why not just change
>that from Must Not to Must?

Only for stylistic reasons.  It is usually clearer and more direct to 
phrase things positively.  Also, "must not preclude" is (almost) a double 
negative, which is almost always more confusing than stating the intention 
directly.


>R001
>
>[Accepted, Must, Charter] The language developed by the WG must
>not preclude any programming model, nor assume any transport or
>protocol for communication between peers. (Last revised 21 Feb
>2002.)
>
>                    Jacek Kopecky
>
>                    Senior Architect, Systinet (formerly Idoox)
>                    http://www.systinet.com/
>
>
>
>On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, David Booth wrote:
>
>  > Jeffrey,
>  >
>  > Per your action item: NEW ACTION 2002.04.18 Jeffery will clean up R001
>  >
>  > Here is some suggested new wording for R001[1]:
>  >
>  > R001: [Accepted, Must, Charter] The language developed by the WG must
>  > permit any programming model, transport or protocol for communication
>  > between peers. (Last revised 21 Feb 2002.)
>  >
>  > [1]
>  > 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-desc/2002Apr/att-0104/01-ws-desc-reqs-20020417.html
>  >
>  > David Booth
>  > W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
>  > Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
>  >

David Booth
W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
Received on Thursday, 18 April 2002 17:27:40 GMT

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