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Re: Erratum in Normative References

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:25:03 -0400
To: "Hugh Cayless, Ph.D." <hugh.cayless@duke.edu>
Cc: "www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org" <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20141021202503.42d3a0b9.liam@w3.org>
On Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:46:24 +0000
"Hugh Cayless, Ph.D." <hugh.cayless@duke.edu> wrote:

> Thanks Liam! I’m afraid the developer takes the position that any external specification referenced by a spec is "frozen" and that implementors are not bound by any updates to such standards. So I fear it’s a chain that starts with the RelaxNG spec and works from there.

I'd be happy to speak with your developer.  Standards are written by people, to be used by people, and well-written standards indeed allow the latest version of specs to which they refer whenever possible, modulo errors such as the one you found. E & OE as they used to say.


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