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hixie: try to clarify the applicable spec stuff (whatwg r5605)

From: poot <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 15:53:44 +0900 (JST)
To: public-html-diffs@w3.org
Message-Id: <20101012065344.8B0BE33BA8@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
hixie: try to clarify the applicable spec stuff (whatwg r5605)


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   this specification.</p>
   <!-- http://www.w3.org/mid/17E341CD-E790-422C-9F9A-69347EE01CEB@iki.fi -->
+  <p class="note">Someone could write a specification that defines any
+  arbitrary byte stream as conforming, and then claim that their
+  random junk is conforming. However, that does not mean that their
+  random junk actually is conforming for everyone's purposes: if
+  someone else decides that that specification does not apply to their
+  work, then they can quite legitimately say that the aforementioned
+  random junk is just that, junk, and not conforming at all. As far as
+  conformance goes, what matters in a particular community is what
+  that community <em>agrees</em> is applicable.</p>
   <hr><p>User agents must treat elements and attributes that they do not
   understand as semantically neutral; leaving them in the DOM (for DOM
   processors), and styling them according to CSS (for CSS processors),
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