[rfc-i] Is there a use case for 2119 keyword markup?

Dearlove, Christopher (UK) chris.dearlove at baesystems.com
Thu Jun 19 06:24:20 PDT 2014

That may not be the official IESG position. It's the de facto IESG position. ADs can and do query whether something that is MUST ought to be must and vice versa.

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On Jun 19, 2014, at 8:03 AM, Dearlove, Christopher (UK) <chris.dearlove at baesystems.com> wrote:
> Unless anything changes, the IESG will review the text version and insist the all uses of MUST are normative, and all uses of must are not. Then just need to ensure that the markup matches that.

That is not in fact the IESG position on normative language, and the IESG cannot be assumed to be doing that kind of review.   We do scan for normative language, but the kind of close edit you are talking about doesn't happen.   It would be up to the RFC editor to catch mistakes.

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