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[whatwg] Re: short comments (WF2), set I

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 23:52:08 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0408252351220.21417@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> Ian Hickson writes:
> > > > The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT",
> > > Do you want to add a note about capitalization (or lack thereof, rather)?
> > Not really. Should we?
> 
> I think so. It is a little confusing. 

Ok, added a sentence.


> Note that this is the same thing I raised in January on www-archive. There you
> wrote: 
> "> # 1.3 Conformance requirements
> > In RFC 2119, and many of the other documents that reference it, the key
> > words ('MUST', etc.) are capitalised, while in this document, they are
> > not. Append the sentence (from CSS 2.1): "However, for readability,
> > these words do not appear in all uppercase letters in this specification."
> 
> I'll be marking up the RFC2119 terms at some point, styling them with
> small caps in an alternate stylesheet or some such."
> -- http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2004Jan/0010.html 
> .. which I thought was a reasonable option. 

Yeah... I started changing my mind on that when I realised quite how 
unmanageable that would make the markup. :-)

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