Re: New Version Notification for draft-leiba-rfc2119-update-00.txt

Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net> Sat, 13 August 2016 15:25 UTC

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Subject: Re: New Version Notification for draft-leiba-rfc2119-update-00.txt
To: John Levine <johnl@taugh.com>, ietf@ietf.org
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From: Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net>
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On 8/13/2016 8:19 AM, John Levine wrote:
> In article <1F51808A-374F-478B-8036-902E079F53D7@randy.pensive.org> you write:
>> I've written text such as "For clients, support for X is REQUIRED."
>
> So have I, but then I rewrote it as "Clients MUST support X."


Really, John.  That's unfortunate.

The first form is so much more... literary.

Besides that, it really is much better to have multiple ways to 
formulate the same semantic.  We like doing it in protocols, so why 
shouldn't we enjoy doing it in our specifications?

d/
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   Dave Crocker
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