Is special X10 slave required for 3-way switch?

I have several 3-way switches in my house Both Leviton and sell a special "slave" 3-way switch for use with their X10 (master) dimmer switches.

From the wiring diagrams it looks like the slave is wired just like any 3-way switch. From an electrical wiring perspective, it is not clear to me then why you can't just use a regular 3-way switch in the slave position rather special X10 switch for the slave.

Is that true?

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Jeffrey J. Kosowsky
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