Re: Fuzzy words [was Uppercase question for RFC2119 words]

John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com> Tue, 29 March 2016 13:53 UTC

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Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:52:55 -0400
From: John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com>
To: Dave Cridland <dave@cridland.net>
Subject: Re: Fuzzy words [was Uppercase question for RFC2119 words]
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--On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 14:46 +0100 Dave Cridland
<dave@cridland.net> wrote:

> Perhaps simply:
> 
>       The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL",
> "SHALL       NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED",
> "MAY", and       "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be
> interpreted as described in       RFC 2119 when capitalised.

I think that is an improvement even if I have some doubts that
it will make much difference.  The difference should, IMO, pivot
on whether 2119 is normatively referenced as a source of those
definitions.

    john