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Re: RFC2821bis-01 Issue 16: General "is permitted"/ "is not permitted" language

2007-04-09 09:16:31

John C Klensin wrote:
        (4) Have me go through the document, identify the
        protocol-specific ones, and change them to
        MAY/SHOULD/MUST as appropriate.  This would leave
        readers needing to check those choices using a diff or
        equivalent and objecting if needed.

+1, with the suggestion that non-normative uses of language that implies permission be changed to language that describes choice. For example, A is permitted... could become A might choose to...

The issue, here, is word-smithing to remove potential misunderstanding. That takes diligent technical editing, not group discussion.



  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking

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