Re: SVG12: formal vs prose

Dear Björn,

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> [...]
>   In the case of a conflict between the prose of this specification and
>   the RelaxNG schema, the prose is authoritative (for example, the prose
>   description of some attributes has a BNF grammar for allowed values,
>   which the RelaxNG is not able to express).
> [...]
> This assumes that the prose states all the requirements in the schema. 
> That's inappropriate as many constraints are only defined in the schema,
> not in the prose. Please either remove this statement or change the
> draft such that all constraints in the schema are in the prose aswell.

What the paragraph above states in not that all the requirements in the 
schema are in the prose, it says that if there are *conflicting* 
requirements between the prose and the schema, then the prose takes 
over. If the schema contains information that is not in the prose, they 
couldn't possibly be in conflict.

Robin Berjon
   Research Scientist

Received on Thursday, 19 May 2005 06:28:47 UTC