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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Profiles

"Dave Pawson" <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote on 06/17/2008 11:19:56 AM:

> 2008/6/17 Shawn <sgrover@open2space.com>:
> > There has been some talk about defining a "profile".  If I were to say "I
> > want to test the visual rendering of an ODF 1.1 spreadsheet" - would that
> > work as a high level profile?  Or do we need to get right down specifying
> > sections of the standards definition?
> >
> > Further to that, the idea that a "subset profile" or "sub profile" can only
> > remove features from the base profile.  I believe this may help to make our
> > jobs easier.
> Or the other way round? The base could be a minimal document?
> Then profiles build on that.

It can go either way.  Some profiles, like XHTML Basic, are subsets of an existing standard.  But there is also a W3C profile called "An XHTML + MathML + SVG Profile" that combines standards.  In theory you could subtract some features while adding others.


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