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

"Doug Ewell" <doug@ewellic.org> Wed, 10 August 2016 17:14 UTC

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From: "Doug Ewell" <doug@ewellic.org>
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Subject: Re: New Version Notification for draft-leiba-rfc2119-update-00.txt
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:14:52 -0700
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draft-leiba-rfc2119-update-00 says:

> To reduce the number of reserved key words, the following key words
> are deprecated, and no longer have special meanings defined by BCP
> 14:
>
> REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, RECOMMENDED, NOT RECOMMENDED, OPTIONAL

I don't get why reducing the number of reserved key words is a goal. It
doesn't seem to have anything to do with the main goal of clearing up
the confusion over capitalized versus non-capitalized, and it creates an
additional difference between documents that follow 2119 and those that
follow 2119-plus-update.

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