[rfc-i] Drafting issue... use of MAY

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Tue May 1 07:56:00 PDT 2018


On 1 May 2018, at 7:17, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:

> Quite often in a spec, I find myself writing something like this:
>
> A Frame MAY be either buffered or unbuffered...
>
> Frames are either buffered or unbuffered...
>
>
> Which is correct? I am thinking the second because it is not actually
> normative, it is by definition which is not the same thing.

The latter seems better to me for the exact reason you give.

--Paul Hoffman


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