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

"HANSEN, TONY L" <tony@att.com> Tue, 29 March 2016 18:42 UTC

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From: "HANSEN, TONY L" <tony@att.com>
To: Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at>, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Fuzzy words [was Uppercase question for RFC2119 words]
Thread-Topic: Fuzzy words [was Uppercase question for RFC2119 words]
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On 3/29/16, 6:57 AM, "ietf on behalf of Tony Finch" <ietf-bounces@ietf.org on behalf of dot@dotat.at> wrote:


>Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> But if a spec uses, for example, a mixture of SHOULD and should, who
>> knows what the authors intended? To that extent, the proposed
>> clarification is helpful.
>
>I think if a document uses RFC 2119 keywords then it ought to avoid
>non-capitalized uses of the keywords, e.g. by replacing "should" with
>"ought to" or other rephrasings.
>
>Tony.

Cue reference to "draft-hansen-nonkeywords-non2119" :-)

	Tony Hansen