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[Bug 13479] Document conformance/validity has to be stable over the time

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Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 14:51:30 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> 2011-07-31 14:51:29 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> ...

I agree with most Aryeh said.

However, versioning registries may be tricky and overkill. Furthermore,
registries aren't supposed to *remove* entries anyway -- at least not in the
case of "we don't like this anymore".

A simpler approach to deal with registries is not to make validity depend on
them. It's fine to issue a warning for unregistered values, but it shouldn't be
a conformance violation.

Also note that having unstable conformance criteria should prevent the IESG
from accepting the specification as a description of the text/html media type.

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