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Re: Definition for Specification Category in SpecGL

From: Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 18:34:04 -0400
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To: david_marston@us.ibm.com, www-qa@w3.org

Good point and qualification - example.  We can include it in the 
discussion of Specification category and Classes of products.  As for the 
definition, we can add, "A specification may address more than one category."


>Lynne Rosenthal proposed this definition:
> >Specification category: the generic name for the type of specification
> >and the technology it describes.
>I would modify it to allow for specs like XForms that address more
>than one category. The above definition is rather generic, but it's hard
>to be concrete about the category for abstract models, which includes
>such specs as InfoSet and XQuery Data Model.
>(Part of) the rationale for this term is that spec editors and
>reviewers should think about characteristics that are common to all
>technologies in a category. For example, all specs that present an XML
>vocabulary need a namespace URI for that vocabulary, and typically
>suggest a favored namespace prefix also. All specs that present an API
>follow certain norms for API description, and so on.
>.................David Marston
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