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[Bug 10922] New: Use normative keywords (MUST/SHOULD/MAY) in other metadata section

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 23:21:26 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-10922-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10922

           Summary: Use normative keywords (MUST/SHOULD/MAY) in other
                    metadata section
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/semantics.html#other-meta
                    data-names
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: martin.kliehm@namics.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org
        Depends on: 10920


I suggest in bug #10920 to remove this text entirely. However, if it is to
stay, normative keywords MUST be used within this section. For example, these
first two sentences are ambiguous:

"Extensions to the predefined set of metadata names may be registered in the
WHATWG Wiki MetaExtensions page. [WHATWGWIKI]

"Anyone is free to edit the WHATWG Wiki MetaExtensions page at any time to add
a type. These new names must be specified with the following information:"

Metadata names may or MAY be registered? What does "anybody is free" mean in a
specification? The new names must or MUST be specified? And why does the HTML5
specification bother to specify what people write in a wiki elsewhere?

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