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Re: Testing SHOULD

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 23:13:34 -0700
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Cc: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080503061334.GA2179@ridley.dbaron.org>

On Saturday 2008-05-03 13:22 +1000, Alan Gresley wrote:
> Well pardon my ignorance about a standardization of terms dating from 1997. 
> I am only commenting from what I believe to be best personally. I am also 
> commenting from the perspective of what these terms mean in Australian 
> English. SHOULD is a weak word and RECOMMENDED is a strong word when spoken 
> by the average Australian.
>
> All I did was provided my comments from my perspective, life experience and 
> knowledge. Do Americans set the standards for the rest of the world which 
> every other person must adhere to on this planet?

They don't match American English perfectly either.  (And some, like
"MUST NOT", are particularly confusing for speakers of some other
languages.)  However, they're a widely-recognized standard for how
to write standards, and this is definitely not the correct forum for
discussions of changing them.

-David

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