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Re: [Bug 24823] New: [ServiceWorker]: "MAY NOT" is not defined in RFC 2119

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:59:31 +0100
To: bugzilla@jessica.w3.org
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <jiasg9p1vmdodcmknn6ko7lb4hrit94kpb@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* bugzilla@jessica.w3.org wrote:
>The section "Worker Script Caching" uses the term "MAY NOT", which is not
>defined in RFC 2119.  I'm assuming this is intended to be "MUST NOT" or maybe
>"SHOULD NOT".

If an agent "MAY $x" then it also "MAY not $x". It is possible that the
author meant "must not" or "should not" in this specific instance, but
in general such a reading would be incorrect. If course, specifications
should not use constructs like "may not".
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