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Re: Testing SHOULD

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 09:49:39 -0700
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080503164939.GA6201@ridley.dbaron.org>

On Saturday 2008-05-03 08:50 -0700, fantasai wrote:
> Ok, I'm adding two flags to the list:
>
> rec
>   Behavior tested is RECOMMENDED, but not REQUIRED. [RFC2119]
> optional
>   Behavior tested is preferred but OPTIONAL. [RFC2119] (These tests
>   must be reviewed by a test suite owner or peer.)

rec could easily be confused with the W3C REC (Recommendation)
status.

I prefer should and may given that the spec-writing community tends
to refer to these requirement levels as shoulds and mays.

-David

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