|System plus interpretation
||[Nov. 2nd, 2006|07:52 am]
RFC 2119 defines such elusive concepts as "MUST" and "SHALL" and helpfully points out that "OPTIONAL" means "that an item is truly optional".
Glad we cleared that up.
When an RFC says "MUST", it means "MUST"
Also, when an RFC tells you it wants you at its door at 6 PM sharp, it doesn't mean 6:05 PM. Also, when RFCs say "Black Tie Only", they aren't kidding.
Huh! So why'd you run across this?
I like how "MUST NOT" needs a separate definition from "MUST". Meaning isn't particularly compositional.
(When you read his username, do you see it as an acronym, or as a verb?)
Certainly not because I was reading this
or anything.At first glance, I saw it as a verb. It's kind of unfortunate either way, eh?
Who was "he"? And why is it not clear what the heck I was talking about, three years later? ...edited to add
: Oh! sob
@harvard.edu.Edited at 2009-06-15 01:50 am (UTC)
2006-11-17 01:57 am (UTC)
That SHOULD be one of my favorite RFCS.