Ticket #70 (closed defect: fixed)
RFC 2119 language in Section 3.1 of 4395bis
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New URI/IRI schemes SHOULD
have clear utility to the broad Internet community, beyond that
I don't understand use of "SHOULD" here. From RFC 2119:
- SHOULD This word, or the adjective "RECOMMENDED", mean that there
may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances to ignore a
particular item, but the full implications must be understood and
carefully weighed before choosing a different course.
What are such "valid reasons"? I suppose you should use here "MUST" or
"must", but not "SHOULD". This is a requirement, not a recommendation.
Note: later comments revealed that SHOULD may be appropriate to suit cases when the scheme may have the utility to the limited part of the Internet community; so I suppose the editors will decide on this issue.