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Re: SpecGL: rewrite of Strict Conformance

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 08:34:21 -0700
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To: Mark Skall <mark.skall@nist.gov>
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org

At 09:42 AM 1/17/03 -0500, Mark Skall wrote:
>>I would like to keep this simple. Basically strict conformance = no 
>>If people think there is still confusion we could add the following with 
>>respect to DoV
>>"Dimensions of variability (e.g., modules, profiles, levels) are not 
>>extensions if the specification defines them or allows them to be defined."
>I like this.  it states unequivocally what some of us have been saying.
>>My preference is not to add anything about DoV - I think that is what is 
>>adding to the confusion.
>I still think there is confusion, based on the discussion.  I think it's a 
>mind set (the term "strict" in "strict conformance" implies, in some 
>people's mind, an exact match of all implementations, and thus equivalent 
>DOVs).  Thus, I think the sentence you suggested would eliminate any confusion.


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