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

Phillip Hallam-Baker phill at hallambaker.com
Tue May 1 07:17:49 PDT 2018

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.
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