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Status: Verified (7)

RFC2119, "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", March 1997

Source of RFC: Legacy
Area Assignment: gen

Errata ID: 493

Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Davidson, Malcolm
Date Reported: 2001-05-31

Section 1 says:

2. MUST NOT   This phrase, or the phrase "SHALL NOT", mean that the
   definition is an absolute prohibition of the specification.

It should say:

2. MUST NOT   This phrase, or the phrase "SHALL NOT", means that the
   definition is an absolute prohibition of the specification.


Errata ID: 495

Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Davidson, Malcolm
Date Reported: 2001-05-31

Section 1 says:

1. MUST   This word, or the terms "REQUIRED" or "SHALL", mean that the
   definition is an absolute requirement of the specification.


It should say:

1. MUST   This word, or the terms "REQUIRED" or "SHALL", means that the
   definition is an absolute requirement of the specification.

Notes:



Errata ID: 496

Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Kurt Zeilenga
Date Reported: 2001-01-31

Section 6 says:

   In particular, they MUST only be used where it is actually required
   for interoperation or to limit behavior which has potential for
   causing harm (e.g., limiting retransmisssions)  For example, they
   must not be used to try to impose a particular method on
   implementors where the method is not required for interoperability.   

It should say:

   In particular, they MUST only be used where it is actually required
   for interoperation or to limit behavior which has potential for
   causing harm (e.g., limiting retransmissions).  For example, they
   must not be used to try to impose a particular method on
   implementors where the method is not required for interoperability.


Errata ID: 498

Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Davidson, Malcolm
Date Reported: 2001-05-31

Section 1 says:

4. SHOULD NOT   This phrase, or the phrase "NOT RECOMMENDED" mean that
   there may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances when the
   particular behavior is acceptable or even useful, but the full
   implications should be understood and the case carefully weighed
   before implementing any behavior described with this label.

It should say:

4. SHOULD NOT   This phrase, or the phrase "NOT RECOMMENDED", means that
   there may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances when the
   particular behavior is acceptable or even useful, but the full
   implications should be understood and the case carefully weighed
   before implementing any behavior described with this label.


Errata ID: 500

Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Davidson, Malcolm
Date Reported: 2001-05-31

Section 1 says:

3. SHOULD   This word, or the adjective "RECOMMENDED", mean that there
   may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances to ignore a
   particular item, but the full implications must be understood and
   carefully weighed before choosing a different course.

It should say:

3. SHOULD   This word, or the adjective "RECOMMENDED", means that there
   may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances to ignore a
   particular item, but the full implications must be understood and
   carefully weighed before choosing a different course.


Errata ID: 494

Status: Verified
Type: Editorial

Reported By: Davidson, Malcolm
Date Reported: 2001-05-31
Verifier Name: RFC Editor
Date Verified: 2007-11-07

Section 6 says:

(e.g., limiting retransmisssions)

It should say:

(e.g., limiting retransmissions)

Errata ID: 499

Status: Verified
Type: Editorial

Reported By: Anders Langmyr
Date Reported: 2006-01-09
Verifier Name: Peter Saint-Andre
Date Verified: 2011-11-15

Section Abstract says:

       The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL
       NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED",  "MAY", and
       "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in
       RFC 2119.

It should say:

       The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL
       NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT 
       RECOMMENDED",  "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to 
       be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

Notes:

The phrase "NOT RECOMMENDED" is missing from this sentence.


Status: Held for Document Update (1)

RFC2119, "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", March 1997

Source of RFC: Legacy
Area Assignment: gen

Errata ID: 2969

Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Technical

Reported By: John Klensin
Date Reported: 2011-09-12
Held for Document Update by: Russ Housley

Section 1,3,4 says:

(1) "The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED",  "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" mean

(2) 1. MUST   This word, or the terms "REQUIRED" or "SHALL", mean

(3) 3. SHOULD   This word, or the adjective "RECOMMENDED", mean

(4) 4. SHOULD NOT   This phrase, or the phrase "NOT RECOMMENDED" mean

It should say:

(1) "The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", and "MAY" means

(2) 1. MUST   This word, or the term "SHALL", means

(3) 3. SHOULD   This word means

(4) 4. SHOULD NOT   This phrase means

Editorial note: The use of "mean" after a singular subject is simply wrong.  Subordinate phrases like ", or the term BLATHER," do nothing to change that.


 

Notes:

RFC 2026, to which RFC 2119 should be subordinate, carefully distinguishes between Technical Specifications (TS) and Applicability Statements (AS). Its Section 3.3 prescribes specific language to be used in ASs, with categories "Required", "Recommended", "Elective", "Limited Use", and "Not Recommended", while 2119's language, especially in its Section 6, fairly clearly apply to interoperability requirements within TS documents. Use of terms that 2026 requires for AS documents in a TS context (as synonyms for other, unambiguous, terms) is just an invitation to confusion, especially if the IETF continues to have hair-splitting arguments about the nature of requirements in particular contexts. Consequently, while the change proposed in erratum 419 (altering the definition phrase to reflect the language of Section 4) appears reasonable from an editorial standpoint, the correct fix is to remove the 2026 AS terms as acceptable synonyms from 2119 entirely. If people want to say "SHOULD NOT" and give it specific meaning, they should say "SHOULD NOT" rather than trying to use nearly-synonymous terms and hoping that the reader will figure out what was really met.


Status: Rejected (1)

RFC2119, "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", March 1997

Source of RFC: Legacy
Area Assignment: gen

Errata ID: 497

Status: Rejected
Type: Editorial

Reported By: Kiyoshi Ogawa
Date Reported: 2006-07-10
Rejected by: Russ Housley
Date Rejected: 2010-08-19

 

3. SHOULD   This word, or the adjective "RECOMMENDED", mean that there
   may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances to ignore a
   particular item, but the full implications must be understood and
   carefully weighed before choosing a different course.

4. SHOULD NOT   This phrase, or the phrase "NOT RECOMMENDED" mean that
   there may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances when the
   particular behavior is acceptable or even useful, but the full
   implications should be understood and the case carefully weighed
   before implementing any behavior described with this label.

It should say:

3. SHOULD   This word, or the adjective "RECOMMENDED", mean that there
   may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances to ignore a
   particular item, but the full implications should be understood and
   carefully weighed before choosing a different course.

4. SHOULD NOT   This phrase, or the phrase "NOT RECOMMENDED" mean that
   there may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances when the
   particular behavior is acceptable or even useful, but the full
   implications should be understood and the case carefully weighed
   before implementing any behavior described with this label.

Notes:

OR should say:
3. SHOULD This word, or the adjective "RECOMMENDED", mean that there
may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances to ignore a
particular item, but the full implications is understood and
carefully weighed before choosing a different course.

4. SHOULD NOT This phrase, or the phrase "NOT RECOMMENDED" mean that
there may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances when the
particular behavior is acceptable or even useful, but the full
implications should be understood and the case carefully weighed
before implementing any behavior described with this label.


The change request is "must" to "should".
It may be self definition.
For the balance of SHOULD and SHOULD NOT , it should use "should", not
"must".
--VERIFIER NOTES--
The full implications MUST be understood in order to ignore a "SHOULD" or "SHOULD NOT" statement in a specification.


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