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BCP 14

RFC 2119

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

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2119.txt
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Status:
BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
Author:
S. Bradner
Stream:
[Legacy]

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Abstract

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. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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