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NIST/XDS Text Kit, Version 1.0, 1.1 & 1.2



William J. Majurski, A Mccaffrey, Mary T. Laamanen


The goal of this document is to help W3C editors write better specifications, by making a specification easier to interpret without ambiguity and clearer as to what is required in order to conform. It focuses on how to define and specify conformance. It also addresses how a specification might allow variation among conforming implementations. The document presents guidelines or requirements, supplemented with good practices, examples and techniques.


Majurski, W. , Mccaffrey, A. and Laamanen, M. (2004), NIST/XDS Text Kit, Version 1.0, 1.1 & 1.2, NISTGCR, [online], None (Accessed July 22, 2024)


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Created September 30, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021