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RFC2119 and use of "may"

From: J S <kookaburran@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2001 12:14:57 -0400
To: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <F193rclkOHE9JFaq4EN00017471@hotmail.com>
In XLink 1.0, the following statement in 5.1.5 uses "may" in the RFC2119 
sense, but this usage seems odd:

"To ease XLink processing, document creators may wish to define linkbase 
arcs near the beginning of a document".

If this use of "may" is consistent with the definition provided by RFC2119, 
the statement says "It is truly optional to wish to define linkbase 
arcs...".

Perhaps a more sensible reading, from the perspective of RFC2119, is as 
follows:

"To ease XLink processing, document creators may define linkbase arcs near 
the beginning of a document".
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