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[css3-selectors] Explanation of what an id is should be non-normative

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:12:07 -0400
Message-ID: <4E9F2F17.5010008@mit.edu>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Selectors level 3 section 1.2 says [1]:

   All of the text of this specification is normative except examples,
   notes, and sections explicitly marked as non-normative.

Given that, it seems that the first paragraph of section 6.5 [2] and the 
first sentence of the second paragraph are currently normative.  I can't 
figure out what normative requirements this text would actually impose 
on a Selectors implementor.  It would make a lot more sense if that 
first paragraph and first sentence of the second paragraph were 
non-normative.  In fact, it more or less fits the dictionary definition 
of "informative"...


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-selectors/#terminology
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-selectors/#id-selectors
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