[whatwg] "must only" ambiguity

L. David Baron dbaron at dbaron.org
Mon Dec 24 13:36:08 PST 2007

On Monday 2007-12-24 19:07 +0100, Krzysztof Żelechowski wrote:
> My rewording for competition: 
> "Authors may use elements in the HTML namespace 
> in the contexts where they are explicitly allowed and nowhere else."

> My rewording for competition: 
> "Authors may put elements inside an element only if that element..."
> (because "only if" is a common and well understood expression.)

These won't work because they make the statement a much weaker
requirement per RFC 2119:

Changing from a MUST or MUST NOT to a MAY is a substantive change,
not a rewording.


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