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Editorial issue #1059: proposed rewording

From: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2005 18:37:35 +0100
To: www-qa-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1110217055.11665.120.camel@stratustier>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1059 suggests that our
definition of specification is hard to parse; firstly, because it's not
in proper English, with a suggested rewording:
"""A specification is a set of technical requirements which aim at
defining a reliable interface for accomplishing a given task"""
(instead of "to accomplish") that I think is good.

Then the commenter argues that an interface can't accomplish anything -
it's passive entity; of course I agree that an interface can't
accomplish anything, but I think the new sentence only says that the
interface defined should be reliable for accomplishing a given task. So
unless anybody disagrees, I suggest simply changing "to accomplish" into
"for accomplishing".

(I plan to send several editorial issues proposals, that I think should
be formally adopted in batch during next week teleconf - but discussing
them beforehand on the mailing list would help that a lot)

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

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