Re: [urn] A 'newbie' question on the terminology used in RFCs

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Wed, 25 January 2012 12:47 UTC

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On 2012-01-25 13:33, Juha Hakala wrote:
> Hello,
>
> RFC 2119, which is the sole authority as regards this issue, uses
> (certainly intentionally) both upper-case and lower-case versions of
> these words, and these terms do have different semantics:
> ...

Again, reasonable people disagree on this, and you will questions about 
this again and again. The easiest fix is to avoid the issue by simply 
not using the lowercase variants.

Best regards, Julian