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[Bug 13536] New: 2.2 Unclear: paragraph describing conformance of algorithms

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Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 22:34:33 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13536

           Summary: 2.2 Unclear: paragraph describing conformance of
                    algorithms
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: travil@microsoft.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


I couldn't understand what was meant by this paragraph:

Current spec text:
Requirements phrased in the imperative as part of algorithms (such as "strip
any leading space characters" or "return false and abort these steps") are to
be interpreted with the meaning of the key word ("must", "should", "may", etc)
used in introducing the algorithm.

Suggestion:
Provide a short example for clarity

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