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RE: Ambiguity in treatment of accept attributes

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 16:11:13 -0500
Message-Id: <p0601020abc641082bb35@[]>
To: "Jonathan Marsh" <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Cc: <www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org>

At 4:34 PM -0800 2/25/04, Jonathan Marsh wrote:
>The WG felt that the value of the attribute should be placed in the HTTP
>header without augmentation.  I've changed the wording from "should
>include the value in the HTTP header" to "should place the value in the
>HTTP header" to help clear up this ambiguity.

I accept your intent here. I'm still not convinced the language is 
sufficiently clear though. "should include" or "should place" sound 
the same to me. Neither seems to prohibit adding other values as 
well. I suggest "should be" as in, "The value of the accept-language 
header should be the same as the value of the accept-language 
attribute" and ideally I'd like to add "and should not include any 
other languages not included in the accept-language attribute"


   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)
Received on Thursday, 26 February 2004 16:26:41 UTC

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