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Re: XLink 1.1: "markup conformance testing"

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 16:52:39 +0100
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <ef7ft1lbl79ph8129o178scg7uq0ifhljo@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Norman Walsh wrote:
>/ 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.

To be more precise, how is the XML Core Working Group going to test this
without making non-compliant test markup and observing the behavior of
the implementations? I assume doing that makes no sense to you since you
don't http://www.w3.org/mid/87d5iykc2g.fsf@nwalsh.com define behavior in
case of non-compliant markup.
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