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Re: discussion of LC comments on Extensions

From: Mark Skall <mark.skall@nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 10:59:52 -0400
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To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>, Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>, www-qa-wg@w3.org

>>The new Concept chapter will have a DoV caution and we agreed(?) that 
>>each DoV would have a simple caution statement.
>I have made an alternate proposal, which has been linked from the issue 
>list for some time:
>I disagree that we should "tone it down" -- extensibility is #1 on my 
>interoperability list of evils.

Extensibility does not equal DOV.  DOV has to do with variability.  Every 
technique for variability does not "extend" the standard.  Subsetting, for 
example, does not extend.  rather it organizes things differently

Mark Skall
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