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Christopher Wright wrote:

On Jan 11, 2005, at 9:35 PM, Dennis S. Wish, PE wrote:

I think you misunderstood my point.

To a degree I did. In the case of the boiler code, the rules do have the force of law. The ASME Code is cited by every pressure vessel law in the the country including OSHA. I think the language should be as unambiguous as possible, but no more than that. Laws are supposed to be unambiguous, too, but you need some wiggle room to take care of specific cases where there might be two principles involved, rather than just one.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)    | this distance" (last words of Gen.
...................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

Good Point!

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