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Re: Last Call: <draft-melnikov-smtp-priority-07.txt> (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol extension for Message Transfer Priorities) to Proposed Standard

>> 2. I, too, noticed all the lower-case "should" and "may" words.  I
>> suggest that the best way to handle this is to make the following
>> change to the RFC 2119 citation text at the beginning of section 2:
>> NEW
>>    The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
>>    "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
>>    document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119] when they
>> appear
>>    in ALL CAPS.  These words also appear in this document in lower case as
>> plain
>>    English words, absent their normative meanings.
> I don't mind changing that, but ID-nits gives a warning when the text about
> keywords is changed and *everybody* likes to complain about that. Please
> talk to IESG about whether using a variant of the standard text is
> acceptable.

I've used text like this before, and the IESG has never objected to
it.  One advantage with this formulation, which uses the standard 2119
text and *appends* to it, is that idnits likes it and doesn't generate
a warning.

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