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Re: Issue 1144 regarding SpecGL 2.3

From: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 16:50:07 +0100
To: david_marston@us.ibm.com
Cc: "'www-qa-wg@w3.org'" <www-qa-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1110815407.11665.574.camel@stratustier>
Le lundi 14 mars 2005 ŗ 10:42 -0500, david_marston@us.ibm.com a ťcrit :
> I then proposed an alternative that focused on what could be measured
> in the document: 
> "The specification should provide sufficient detail in the normative
> references to prevent conflicting interpretations of the requirements
> imposed by reference." 
> Dom then asks for it to be shortened, such as: 
> "Provide details about normative references" 

As Lofton mentioned, we can put more details as what we mean in our
"what does it mean" section.

> I don't think that is complete enough, because it doesn't include the
> goal. When we ask whether the Good Practice was followed, we mean
> something specific about the provided details, namely that they were
> used to qualify the other spec as needed for this purpose. The details
> are sufficient when there is no way for an implementer to twist the
> provisions of the other spec for selfish purposes. How about something
> like this? 
> "When imposing requirements by normative references, prevent conflicts
> and vagueness." 

It's going in the right direction, but I'm not fully satisfied yet; what
about: "Provide details on normative references to anticipate conflicts
and vagueness"?

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

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