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Re: XLink 1.1: "markup conformance testing"

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:39:32 -0500
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <87d5ih7hzf.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 3.3 requires
|>|>| implementations to perform "markup conformance testing". The draft does
|>|>| not define what it means to perform such testing, please change the
|>|>| draft such that this is clearly defined.
|>|>
|>|>Markup Conformance is described in Section 3.2.
|>|
|>| Yes. That does not cause "markup conformance testing" to be well-defined
|>| in any way though.
|>
|>I see your point. Would the following rewording of point 3 of Section
|>3.3 make things clearer?
|>
|>  3. it applies XLink semantics only to those elments which satisfy
|>     the markup conformance criteria outlined in [3.2 Markup Confromance].
|
| How is the XML Core Working Group going to test this?

The only way we can, by looking for at least two implementations that
do the right thing with respect to this constraint.

Please let me know if this response satisfies your concerns.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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