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[Bug 5149] normative format rfc2119 keywords used in non-normative notes

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Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2008 16:40:13 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5149


cmsmcq@w3.org changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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           Keywords|                            |needsAgreement
  Status Whiteboard|medium, work                |medium, work, editorial
                   |                            |cluster




------- Comment #1 from cmsmcq@w3.org  2008-01-03 16:40 -------
This is in some sense an editorial issue, but I believe the WG needs to discuss
our policy on the question, so I'm marking it needsAgreement, rather than 
'editorial'.

Without having reviewed the notes in question, I suspect that in at least 
some cases, the MUST/MAY/SHOULD language in the notes is intended as a 
summary or restatement of normative rules specified more formally elsewhere,
or as a way of making explicit some consequence of the normative rules
elsewhere.  We'll need careful editorial thinking about the right way to solve
this problem without either descending to confusing formulations or requiring
clutter like "It is a consequence of rules specified elsewhere that ..."
everywhere.
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