Re: [rtcweb] Uppercase question for RFC2119 words

Adam Roach <adam@nostrum.com> Wed, 30 March 2016 14:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Uppercase question for RFC2119 words
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On 3/30/16 09:34, Dave Crocker wrote:
> It's worth distinguishing between rules that make the writers more 
> comfortable, from rules that aid the reading efficacy in practical terms. 

Forcing implementors to read through the linguistic contortions authors 
make to avoid using perfectly good English words doesn't do them any 
favors. This odd game of charades -- "one syllable... sounds like... 
desk? wood?" -- does not aid clarity. Much the opposite.

/a