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

"Paul Hoffman" <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Tue, 09 August 2016 20:31 UTC

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From: "Paul Hoffman" <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org>
To: "Barry Leiba" <barryleiba@computer.org>
Subject: Re: New Version Notification for draft-leiba-rfc2119-update-00.txt
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:31:30 -0700
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On 9 Aug 2016, at 13:08, Barry Leiba wrote:

> This draft should be self-explanatory -- and please be sure to look at
> Section 1.1 for some explanations that may short-cut some of the
> discussion.
>
> The bottom line is to update BCP 14 (RFC 2119) to
> (1) make it clear that the key words MUST(/NOT), SHOULD(/NOT), and MAY
> are only key words when they're in ALL CAPS, and
> (2) deprecate the use of the variants (SHALL, RECOMMENDED, OPTIONAL)
> so as to avoid reserving an unnecessarily number of key words.
>
> Discussion here, please, before Ben, who has kindly agreed to
> AD-sponsor this, sends it out for last call.  And we do expect there
> to be some significant discussion on this one.

+1. It is short, focused, and makes RFCs easier to understand.

--Paul Hoffman