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On reflecting ESFO in documents

From: Philippe Le Hégaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:49:52 -0400
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: W3C Process CG <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <a662afff-93be-542e-bee7-63a177c71448@w3.org>
On 3/14/2019 11:20 AM, David Singer wrote:
> On the marking, I said MUST on header and SHOULD on body, you made them both MUST.
> But imagine a draft written in English and using code snippets that represents decimal numbers throughout using decimal comma, not point. It is deeply confusing; is f(1,3, 4,6) a call with two or four arguments? I would formally object to a spec written this way, but we are not going to require the editor to mark every number as subject to FO. The point is that it is likely we will get FOs that are not about single, or a few, pieces of text, but about principles and styles that are spread all across it, so a MUST is not sustainable for every case, and in some cases, ridiculous amounts of work.

Makes sense to me. I adjusted the proposal.

Philippe
Received on Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:49:56 UTC

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