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Re: Editorial comment: Please use ALL CAPS for conformance words SHOULD, MUST, etc.

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:32:04 -0500
Message-ID: <51311044.4060304@dbooth.org>
To: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
CC: 'public-rdf-comments' <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>, 'Richard Cyganiak' <richard@cyganiak.de>
Thanks Markus, but I'm not seeing italic conformance words in the latest 
Turtle draft at

AFAICT, the latest Turtle draft has the same problem, as can be seen in 
this paste from the latest Turtle draft:

"The key words must, must not, required, should, should not, 
recommended, may, and optional in this specification are to be 
interpreted as described in [RFC2119]."


On 03/01/2013 07:13 AM, Markus Lanthaler wrote:
> FYI, my changes which fix this issue have been merged into ReSpec v3.1.46.
> You might wanna update ReSpec for the other drafts as well.. e.g. RDF
> Concepts (cc'ing Richard).
> Btw., Turtle uses lowercase italic letters in conformance words.
> --
> Markus Lanthaler
> @markuslanthaler
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David Booth [mailto:david@dbooth.org]
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:37 AM
>> To: public-rdf-comments
>> Subject: Editorial comment: Please use ALL CAPS for conformance words
>> SHOULD, MUST, etc.
>> This is a comment on
>> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/json-ld/raw-file/default/spec/latest/json-ld-
>> syntax/index.html#relationship-to-rdf
>> Please write conformance words in ALL CAPITALS, like "SHOULD", "MUST",
>> etc., so that they still show up appropriately when passages are copied
>> and pasted, rather than assuming that the text will only be viewed in a
>> browser that renders those words using a "small capitals" font.  It is
>> important to be able to copy and paste passages into plain text email,
>> such as this message, and have those words stand out appropriately.
>> For
>> example, notice how the word "should" does NOT appear in caps when
>> copied from the spec and pasted below, even though many browsers will
>> render it in small caps:
>>     "IRIs used within a JSON-LD graph should return . . . "
>>                                       ^^^^^^
>> Thanks,
>> David
Received on Friday, 1 March 2013 20:32:32 UTC

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