[sc34wg3] Editorial structure of N0396

Sam Hunting sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Mon, 21 Apr 2003 08:19:22 -0400 (EDT)

> So what, exactly, is the problem? Only that the SAM abstract doesn't
> unambiguously spell it out, or something more?

Yes, I expect the text of a standard to "unambiguously spell it out." 

As you know, I read things "like a Martian" (ignorant of the context that
earthlings are aware of) so an unambiguous and complete draft text is very
important to me (and any other Martians ;-). In fact, we can't come to
consensus unless those conditions are met, because we all keep thinking
the text means different things.

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