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Re: [Bug 7695] Conformance

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 09:55:44 +0100
To: "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq@blackmesatech.com>
Cc: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
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C. M. Sperberg-McQueen writes:

> . . .

> I do not remember anyone ever suggesting that minimally conformant
> processors are or should be required to expose the entire PSVI, or
> assuming that position in building other arguments.

I absolutely agree with Michael here.  The distinction between
"generate' or 'implement' on the one hand, and 'expose' on the other,
has always been fundamental.  The changes we made in 1.1, as reflected
in appendix C, were always intended simply to make it easy for
processors to document what they _expose_, not to let them off the
hook as regards implementation.

Accordingly a lot of Noah's message feels to me like a
misunderstanding.  Which is not to say that the various references to
'minimally conforming' and 'conforming' shouldn't be clarified, just
that full PSVI _implementation_ is not at issue for _any_ level of

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