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Re: [SpecGL Draft] B3 list of normative and non-normative references (2nd try)

From: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 16:20:28 +0200
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Message-Id: <1093011617.2611.519.camel@cirrustier>
Le ven 20/08/2004 ŗ 15:49, Karl Dubost a ťcrit :
> Le 20 aoŻt 2004, ŗ 04:29, Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux a ťcrit :
> > I think BjŲrn raised an important question about normative references
> > that would be worth adding to SpecGL: when making a normative 
> > reference,
> > you need to see how future versions of the said specification may 
> > affect
> > your own document, and also possibly address the way you "use" the
> "need to see how future versions of the said specification may affect"
> This is almost impossible to plan. 

Mentioning this would be a start, I think; we have seen it had caused
troubles in the past, it would be damaging not to mention it to our
readers;  I agree it's not necessarily easy to formulate, but that
doesn't make it less important.

> And indeed I proposed to BjŲrn to write something about it.
> 	http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/2004Jul/0018

Well, we are the WG; BjŲrn is free to ignore requests to make our work
during his free time :)

Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux - http://www.w3.org/People/Dom/

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