You MUST/SHOULD/MAY be Joking

2008-07-02

The folks over in IETF land recently had a nice long discussion thread about the use of RFC 2119 requirements terms like "MUST", "SHOULD", and "MAY". Even though I've written a few RFCs myself, I found the discussion illuminating. Here are my lessons learned:

I've been updating rfc3920bis along these lines (I finished this evening) and next I'll do the same for rfc3921bis.


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