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[closed] Re: XLink 1.1: RFC 2119 conformance

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:13:24 -0500
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <87vew9ek17.fsf_-_@nwalsh.com>
/ Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> was heard to say:
| * Norman Walsh wrote:
|>|>|   http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xlink11-20050707/ section 3 and 3.3 are
|>|>| contradictory with respect to the keywords "optional" and "should, the
|>|>| latter section refers to "should" as indicating "optional" features,
|>|>| this is incorrect usage of RFC 2119 terminology, please change the
|>|>| document such that it complies with the requirements in RFC 2119.
|>|>
|>|>What do you think is contradictory, exactly?
|>|
|>| Section 3.3 has 'for any optional conditions ("should" and "may")'. This
|>| is a claim that both "should" and "may" mean "optional" where section 3
|>| clearly states that "should" does not mean "optional".
|>
|>Does a proposal to replace:
|>
|>  2. for any optional conditions ("should" and "may") it chooses to
|>     observe, it observes them in the way prescribed, and
|>
|>with
|>
|>  2. for any recommended or optional conditions ("should" and "may")
|>     it chooses to observe, it observes them in the way prescribed,
|>     and
|>
|>satisfy your concern?
|
| This is better; I'm not entirely happy, but this is probably clear
| enough. Thanks.

Thank you.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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