RE: Test suites and RFC2119: meaning of language conformance

In the public-webapps mailing list, there was a discussion about the use of MAY, MUST, SHOULD etc. in protocol standards. I was pointed to an email message in the www-qa area. However, are there guidelines for W3C, are they different than the RFC 2119 uses?

This seems related to the difficulty with the "normative language reference" issue the TAG raised for HTML5.

Is it worth revisiting the "QA" activity, in light of the pressure on W3C processes?

-----Original Message-----
From: Karl Dubost [] 
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 11:45 AM
To: Larry Masinter
Subject: Re: Test suites and RFC2119


Le 18 juil. 2011 à 03:58, Larry Masinter a écrit :
> It’s best to view RFC 2119 in the context of IETF rules for interoperability:

You might want to read this too.

Karl Dubost -

Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software

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