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[Bug 9969] The polyglot publication implies it is normative

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Eliot Graff <eliotgra@microsoft.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|ASSIGNED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #2 from Eliot Graff <eliotgra@microsoft.com> 2010-12-06 20:58:55 UTC ---
After lengthy and careful consideration, I am going to resolve this as won't
fix for the following reasons.

"Polyglot Markup: HTML-Compatible XHTML Documents" is a normative specification
that defines and prescribes behavior for "polyglot markup," as defined within
that specification. However, because there are no consequences to user agents,
only to authors (not having the same DOM and not creating content that
validates as either HTML5 or XML), I have consciously removed any RFC 2119
language, UNLESS it is required by an original normative specification.

Regarding the other issue in comment 1: as many other specifications do, the
polyglot spec relies upon some definitions that come from other normative
specifications. When and if the references within the polglot spec are in error
or mis-quote the original spec, a bug should be logged against the polyglot
specification to that extent, and as editor, I will make corrections as quickly
as possible.

Thank you for your patience and your input.

Eliot

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