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[Bug 8280] New: editorial: conformance boilerplate

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Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 19:26:28 +0000
To: public-ws-resource-access-notifications@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-8280-2780@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8280

           Summary: editorial: conformance boilerplate
           Product: WS-Resource Access
           Version: PR
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: All
        AssignedTo: public-ws-resource-access-notifications@w3.org
        ReportedBy: gilbert.pilz@oracle.com
         QAContact: public-ws-resource-access-notifications@w3.org


The "Conformance" section of all our specs has the following paragraph:

"For any message defined by this specification, any OPTIONAL elements or
attributes in the message MAY be used by senders of the message, however
receivers of those messages MUST understand those OPTIONAL elements and
attributes, unless other behavior is explicitly defined by this specification."

It's not clear that "MUST understand" means that the receiver must support the
OPTIONAL elements and attributes.

Proposal:

"For any message defined by this specification, any OPTIONAL elements or
attributes in the message MAY be used by senders of the message, however
receivers of those messages MUST support those OPTIONAL elements and
attributes, unless other behavior is explicitly defined by this specification."


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