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

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> Tue, 29 March 2016 11:48 UTC

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[ i hate being drawn into yet more process omphaloskepsis, but this is
  painful ]

> fwiw - seems to me that the basic idea that MUST and must are the same
> is wrong and will lead to even more confusion
> 
> imo - any clarification should (not SHOULD - i.e. the english language) say
>       1/ some authors capitalize some words for emphasis and clarity
>       2/ there is no requirement to use capitalized words 
>       2/ when capitalized words are used RFC 2119 says what the
>          capitalized words mean 
>       3/ non capitalized words are interpreted using normal English 

yes, please.  please, let's not invent new semantics.

randy