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BCP 14, RFC 2119 on RFC Key Words

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 18:09:59 -0800
Message-Id: <af5f86c0300210041599@[]>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

FYI, this document provides definitions of common requirements terms, such
as MUST, SHOULD, MAY, etc. which are often used in specifications.  I
expect we'll adopt these definitions when writing the WEBDAV specification.

- Jim

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>        BCP 14:
>        RFC 2119:
>        Title:      Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
>                    Requirement Level
>        Author:     S. Bradner
>        Date:       March 1997
>        Mailbox:    sob@harvard.edu
>        Pages:      3
>        Characters: 4723
>        Updates/Obsoletes: None
>        URL:        ftp://ds.internic.net/rfc/rfc2119.txt
>In many standards track documents several words are used to signify
>the requirements in the specification.  These words are often
>capitalized.  This document defines these words as they should be
>interpreted in IETF documents.
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