[ietf-dkim] New Issue: Development & Deployment guide improperly uses normative language
lear at cisco.com
Fri Mar 21 07:12:48 PDT 2008
>> In numerous places the development and deployment guide makes use of RFC
>> 2119 language that is vague in its meaning. For example:
>> In particular, great care MUST be taken when
>> releasing memory pages to the operating system to ensure that private
>> key information is not disclosed to other processes.
>> This actually tells the implementor very little. My recommendation
>> would be to change to "must".
> Channeling Dave here, 2119 language is case independent, i.e., must
> and MUST mean the same thing, and the capitalization just calls it
> out. In the current -ssp draft I looked for places that used 2119
> words and either capitalized them if they were giving advice on making
> implementations interoperate, or rewrote them to use other words if
I would be okay with the use of other words.
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