[tei-council] Mime types and "Mandatory when applicable"?

Gabriel Bodard gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Wed Aug 31 06:15:41 EDT 2011

That's a nice recommendation, and removes some of the ambiguity I was 
feeling about our terms. What is the difference between "recommended" 
and "optional", for example? (RFC2119 explains that.)

The question I've been asking myself since this topic arose is whether 
"mandatory when applicable" is more like "recommended" or "optional". I 
assume "recommended" means "you should do this unless you have a good 
reason not to" (="when applicable"?).


On 2011-08-30 21:51, Stuart A. Yeates wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 3:36 AM, Martin Holmes<mholmes at uvic.ca>  wrote:
>> I've now filed this bug:
>> <http://purl.org/TEI/BUGS/3400825>
>> suggesting all occurrences of "mandatory when applicable" be changed to
>> "optional". I've assigned it to myself, and I'll act on it in a few days
>> if there's no further comment.
> Looking forward, it would be great if we were to aim towards a
> standard terminology such as rfc2119:
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2119
> cheers
> stuart
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