Document Conventions

Normative Terminology

The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY and OPTIONAL, when uppercase and emboldened, are normative and have special meaning. These words are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14.

Technical Terminology

slice - A bounded view into an array represented by a pointer or index of the first element of the slice, and a count of elements.

External specifications

Bradner, S., Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels, BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997. Leiba, B., Ambiguity of Uppercase vs Lowercase in RFC 2119 Key Words, BCP 14, RFC 8174, May 2017.

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