Re: [secdir] review of draft-ietf-dnsext-dnssec-gost-05

Basil Dolmatov <> Wed, 10 February 2010 21:32 UTC

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Andrew Sullivan пишет:
On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 09:06:31PM +0300, Basil Dolmatov wrote:
I'm glad we agree on this. Since SHOULD is only a slightly-diminished  
form of MUST, ...
Either SHOULD is the synonym of MUST and then the question rises what it  
is present for if there is no real difference between it and MUST (it  
"should" <grin> be named as obsolete), or SHOULD has it's own meaning  
and should not be treated in discussions as MUST equivalent.
My view has generally been that for each SHOULD, one needs to state
the cases under which one might not do the named thing.  So it's like
Could you be so kind to point to a couple of examples of such usage of SHOULD in IETF documents?
Where SHOULD is used and exceptions  are clearly listed.

That will help to understand the situation with this verb better.
Thanks in advance,