[CCWG-ACCT] Request for Clarification on Threshold Issue

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Sun Feb 28 22:28:38 UTC 2016

Dear colleagues,

On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 08:14:41PM +0000, Phil Corwin wrote:
> "'Shall' is very commonly used in legislation in the third person to 
> imply mandatoriness."
> Agreed.

Also, in an Internet context, these words for some have special
meaning.  Roughly standards-track RFC for many years now has included this text:

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

So this may be one occasion in which people of policy and technical
backgrounds won't confuse each other :)

For those interested, <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2119>.

Best regards,


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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