Re: [Json] REMINDER - WGLC Ends 2013-10-11

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Fri, 11 October 2013 02:33 UTC

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On Oct 10, 2013, at 7:30 PM, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> wrote:

> I’m OK with John’s changes, except for the MAY variation in section 9.  The second half, with all the instances of lower-case “may”, is talking about implementation behavior.  I had read it as advice for the reader as for what implementations might do.  So turning those into MAY means that they normatively describe behavior of conforming implementations.  Are we really OK with that?  My instinct is that, since this spec has held together pretty well all these years, why don’t we leave this alone?  -T

Either is fine. The use of RFC 2119 MAYs are a humorously fertile flowerbed of contention.

--Paul Hoffman