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Re: XML 1.1, 2nd Ed. - XHTML + MathML + SVG Normative Reference?

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:32:11 +0200
Message-ID: <1462215750.20110615003211@w3.org>
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
CC: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, public-svg-wg@w3.org, schepers@w3.org
On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 12:02:03 AM, Cameron wrote:

CM> Hi Glenn.

CM> Glenn Adams:
>> I notice in the normative references section the reference:

>> *[XHTMLplusMathMLplusSVG]*

>> @@fixme "An XHTML + MathML + SVG Profile", M. Ishikawa editor, 9 August
>> 2002. Available at:
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-XHTMLplusMathMLplusSVG-20020809/

>> Will this referenced document go to REC prior to moving this PR to REC?

CM> No.

>> If not, then perhaps it should be changed to an informative reference,
>> since it would be bad form to publish a REC with a normative reference
>> to a W3C WD.

CM> Yes, it seems like this should be an informative reference, since none
CM> of SVG’s requirements are dependent on those in that document.

I agree.

CM>   Whether
CM> this is a change we can make now that the document is in PR is another
CM> question: Doug, do you know if this is OK?

Yes, we can. There is no normative requirement on this document so its inclusion in the normative reference list is an error.

In case of doubt we could have an AC Rep point it out but that seems like needless makework now we have the bug report.

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups
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