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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 19:41:40 +0100
To: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Cc: bugzilla@jessica.w3.org, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <o2dsg91sto2sd8a67auul2cm3hdbao3p2k@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Brian Kardell wrote:
>On Feb 26, 2014 1:01 PM, "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
>> 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".

>Your use of "should not" and the logic implies that actually they may use
>"may not" they just shouldn't.  Do you mean they may not?

I think that using phrases like "may not" is a bad practise. I think any
"may" in this context is mutually exclusive with "should not".
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