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Both are mythical Big Grin | :-D

In general I agree with the statement that requirements are the what and the spec is the how, but I would qualify it slightly;

Requirements are the what based on why (and therefore may include 'why' notes) and the spec is a rough guide to the 'how'. If your spec is detailed enough to leave not creativity/problem solving to the dev, you (almost) might as well have written the code and avoided the spec altogether.
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