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[Bug 23490] strengthen advice on when to use a section

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Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:58:42 +0000
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--- Comment #6 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to Jukka K. Korpela from comment #5)
> (In reply to steve faulkner from comment #4)
> > why is it a non problem?
> Because a section element without a heading is not a problem. It is often
> quite adequate, as I described. 

you didm't actually describe it.

> > And why is it wrong to make a soft requirement for
> > the author to provide a heading?
> To people accustomed to reading RFCs, as many readers of the spec are,

I would suggest the opposite

> “should” is a serious word – and the spec defines “should” to mean what RFC
> 2119 says.

and that is why it was used.

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.


is reasonable as the provision of a heading is recommended in most
circumstances. The lack of clarity around the use of section has already
resulted in widespread misuse which has had a negative effect on users.

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