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"For interoperability" and "must" don't mix

From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 12:29:30 -0500
Message-ID: <36E55A7A.45BCF689@locke.ccil.org>
To: xml-editor@w3.org
The last paragraph of clause 3.1 says:

# For interoperability, the empty-element tag must be used, and
# can only be used, for elements which are declared EMPTY.

But "for interoperability" flags a "non-binding recommendation", as
clause 1.2 says, and so doesn't mix with "must".  All other uses
of the phrase are associated with "should".

I recommend the following wording:

# For interoperability, the empty-element tag should be used, and
# should only be used, for elements which are declared EMPTY.

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John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
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