[Matroska-devel] Re: Re: Spec update regarding audio timecodes

Paul Bryson paul at msn.com
Tue Jan 20 20:50:45 CET 2004


"Alexander Noé" wrote...
> Moritz Bunkus wrote:
>
> >Heya,
> >
> >a technality. We are writing specs, and the RFCs have long ago agreed
> >upon the meaning of the words SHOULD, MUST etc. Let's please use
> >those. Alex is right - if you write must (ignoring the case) this
> >implies that programs that don't do that are non-spec compliant.
> >
> >
> ... and saying 'otherwise blah would happen' just illustrates bad
> consequences.
>
> For those who don't know, here is the Spec language:
> - must: mandatory. Violating a 'must' is not acceptable under any
> circumstances
> - shall := must  (!!)
> - should = highly recommended to be followed (as in 'a cluster should
> not be as large as 200 MB')
> - may = it would be nice if

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