ietf-nntp "MIGHT" in section 4.1.1
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at demon.net
Thu Jul 5 02:53:35 PDT 2001
Russ Allbery said:
> Section 4.1.1 has:
> If the client is not authorized to use the specified facility when the
> server is in its current state, the response code 502 MUST be
> returned. A different command MIGHT change the server state and
> permit the command if it is retried.
> I think that should be either "might" in lowercase or "MAY" in uppercase,
> as MIGHT is not one of the RFC 2119 terms. I think "MAY" is probably
> correct there.
Actually, I think "might" is correct - we're not granting permission, we're
explaining that the situation could be different if something happens.
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