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Re: MUST use normative language (Re: draft-ietf-httpbis-http2 feedback)

From: cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:13:38 -0400
Message-ID: <51F953D2.8060708@bbs.darktech.org>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 31/07/2013 1:37 PM, Eliot Lear wrote:
> And this brings me to my general concern.  Stop running away from 
> normative language.  This WG is writing a specification that is 
> intended to be very widely deployed.  It is intended to supplant the 
> most widely deployed application protocol ever, and therefore 
> interoperability and deterministic behavior is important.  So is the 
> use of standard well-known normative terms.  They are carefully 
> defined with specific meanings that are well known that most 
> programmers understand.  They are *so* well known that many standards 
> organizations have adopted them.
> Lastly, these words are contained in a voluntary standard.  If you 
> don't follow them, the IETF believes that you may have an 
> interoperability, performance, or security problem, and in some cases 
> you might cause problems for others.
> Eliot


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