Re: [apps-discuss] APPSDIR review of draft-melnikov-smtp-priority-13

Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org> Tue, 22 May 2012 12:55 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] APPSDIR review of draft-melnikov-smtp-priority-13
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>> >As this is my text, which I gave Alexey, I clearly prefer "ALL CAPS".
>> >I like that it's demonstrative.  On the other hand, the discussion on
>> >ietf.org about whether this is a wise idea or not brings up other
>> >issues of more substance.
>
> Mmm ... I think it worth noting that CAPS (or caps) is a proper English
> term but not the one which is meant here:-(  What is meant here is ALL
> CAPITALS which, when abbreviated, should have a period inserted; I find
> it ironic that the attempt to be more precise should in fact be less so.

That's just silly.  It's a term of art, it's in every dictionary, and
a wikipedia search gives a nice, lengthy explanation.  And, no, it
does not and should not have a period.

Barry