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


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #5 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-10-12 09:43:03 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The "Anyone is free" line is not a "may" because it would be
redundant with the earlier "may". The spec is usually very careful about not
having any requirement stated in two different ways, because when that is done,
it becomes unclear if the intent is to allow it once, allow it in two different
ways, or to allow it to be done twice.

To put it another way: What would be allowed if the "anyone is free" line were
made into a "may" that is not already allowed?

The "anyone is free" line is just non-normative fluffy descriptive text.

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Received on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 09:43:05 UTC