Activation occurs when all specified criteria have been met, though not all are ...

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Hi,

I found this sentence from http://maven.apache.org/settings.html

Activation occurs when all specified criteria have been met, though not all are required at once.

Is this sentence wrong?

It says "all specified criteria have been met" but "not all are required at once". This does not make sense.

If "not all are required at once", then the first part should be "Activation occurs when one of the specified criteria has been met".

Thanks.
 

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It's not a great sentence. I understand it to mean that you can report meeting specified criteria one by one and, once you meet the final criterion, your product will be activated.
 
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