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Undefined terms

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 11:59:37 -0400
Message-ID: <416FF3E9.4040500@metalab.unc.edu>
To: www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org

I think this is an editorial issue. Section 5.1 states gives as one of 
four criteria for application conformance, "performs markup conformance 
testing according to all the conformance constraints appearing in this 
specification."

This is the first time I find the phrases "markup conformance testing" 
and "conformance constraints" in the document. It's not clear to me 
exactly what these mean or how they differ from "stops processing when a 
fatal error is encountered" and "observes the mandatory conditions 
(must) set forth in this specification, and for any optional conditions 
(should and may) it chooses to observe, observes them in the way 
prescribed". Clarification in the spec would be helpful.

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