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

Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org> Thu, 11 August 2016 13:48 UTC

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Subject: Re: New Version Notification for draft-leiba-rfc2119-update-00.txt
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> Optional is useful in a requirements RFC.
>
> Feature x is REQUIRED
>
> Feature y is OPTIONAL

I think it's clear from the discussion that we do not have consensus
on deprecating the adjectives and are not likely to, so I will remove
those in the next update.  That makes me inclined to remove the whole
section and, as John suggests, keep this purely to the issue of
capitals... unless there's a real interest in deprecating "SHALL" and
"SHALL NOT", as they add nothing to the "MUST"s other than
history/custom.

Barry