On Sat, 2005-07-02, Bruce Lilly wrote:
On Sat July 2 2005 09:23, Keith Moore wrote:
which essentially means "you MUST do this unless you have a
good reason to make an exception".
No. (sigh) I wish people would stop trying to reinterpret BCP 14 (a.k.a.
RFC 2119). The BCP 14 text is concise and clear. Here in their entirety
are sections 1-6 of BCP 14:
3. SHOULD This word, or the adjective "RECOMMENDED", mean that there
may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances to ignore a
particular item, but the full implications must be understood and
carefully weighed before choosing a different course.
I'm sorry, but with careful reading, it seems to me that Keith's statement is
an accurate paraphrase. Could you expand on what you see as the difference?
Bill McQuillan <McQuilWP(_at_)pobox(_dot_)com>