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On Feb 6, 2005, at 3:16 AM, Henry Story wrote:
Thinking about it, I would be in favor of clarifying it to be
"any change should result in a date update".
If you will go back and review the correspondence, you will discover a
lot of argument, the upshot of which was, different publishers have
very different semantics for what they consider an update. I had a
posting months and months ago that enumerated a bunch of corner cases
(e.g., stylesheet update) that made the whole notion of "any change"
rather problematic. There were many who, like you, liked the notion of
"objective change" that always changed the date. The reason that we
have "updated" with the current language is it reflects the reality
that the *only* kind of change that can be cleanly defined is "The
publisher thinks it changed."
I'm not going to, under my co-chair's hat, heading for the airport to
go on vacation, rule this discussion out of order, but it's