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Re: Normative Reference to SGML?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 09:47:41 -0500
Message-ID: <33B7C70D.47F0@w3.org>
To: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
CC: W3C SGML Working Group <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
Paul Prescod wrote:
> Isn't the following text from the current XML spec a "normative
> reference": "By definition, valid XML documents are conformant SGML
> documents in the sense described in ISO standard 8879."

Yes, that certainly looks like a normative reference to me.

But the handling of references in the xml spec[1] is non-traditional:
there's a touchy-feely "relationship to existing standards"
section and section called "references" which is really a
bibliography, but no a list of normative references.

So the current draft[1] seems unclear on whether the reference
to the SGML spec is normative.

[1] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-xml-lang-970331.html

Dan Connolly
Received on Monday, 30 June 1997 10:46:47 UTC

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