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   Re: [xml-dev] About "Normative References"

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> What does the "normative references" mean?

It means that the document being referred to is "part of" the standard
that is doing the reference.  Think of it as #include.

Normative means, "an official part of the spec."  Non-normative means,
"might be useful to you."

Rich Salz                  Chief Security Architect
DataPower Technology       http://www.datapower.com
XS40 XML Security Gateway  http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html
XML Security Overview      http://www.datapower.com/xmldev/xmlsecurity.html


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