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[Bug 5118] smlif 3.3.2 Document References make documenturi interop floor

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Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 13:42:44 +0000
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johnarwe@us.ibm.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|FIXED                       |

------- Comment #3 from johnarwe@us.ibm.com  2007-10-25 13:42 -------
> A conforming SML-IF consumer is not REQUIRED to locate a referred document. 
The lower case "not" is going to be easy for people to miss, and RFC 2119 does
not define a "NOT REQUIRED" qualifier.  Propose changing to 
"A conforming SML-IF consumer MAY locate a referred document. "

> If a conforming SML-IF consumer chooses to not locate a referred document, it MAY produce a message to that effect. 
Propose changing 
from: MAY produce a message to that effect. 
to:   SHOULD make its invoker aware of this condition.
"message" seems overly prescriptive, and I feel (strongly) this is a should not
a may.  We do have some responsibility to guide implementors to do sensible
things, and silently ignoring something that a human looking at the smlif
instance would expect to be processed is more likely to surprise than to be
expected, even if it is legal.
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